CASE Placements

The NRPDTP’s CASE partnerships provide students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and non-academic organisations.

As part of the UKRI-BBSRC’s commitment to UK industry all CASE research students will spend part of their time with the partner company. BBSRC stipulates a placement period of a minimum of 3 months, and up to a maximum of 18 months. The required placement period can be accrued through a number of shorter placements, if appropriate, although at least one block should be of one month. The placement is directly relevant to the student’s research project which is jointly supervised by the academic and the non-academic partner. In addition, to experience of a non-academic research environment, the student should receive business-related training, for example, in project management, business strategy and/or finance. The purpose of the placement is to provide a training experience unavailable at the academic institution.

CASE students are part of the NRPDTP cohort and will receive the same training as DTP students.

Benefits to the student: Students gain access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone. They have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills which will significantly enhance their future employability.

Benefits to the academic/partner organisations: CASE Awards encourage productive engagement between partners who benefit from a motivated, high-quality doctoral student, undertaking cutting-edge research relevant to the organisation’s priorities and objectives. They provide opportunities to explore novel research collaborations and strengthen current partnerships.

If you are interested in joining us as a CASE partner to develop a collaborative research project please contact us at or contact our partners’ business development teams via their webpages.