Studentships with Business (CASE)
CASE PhD studentships (Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering) allow companies and many other organisations to access the academic expertise at King’s by supporting a PhD student to work on a 3-4 year project that will be relevant and beneficial to their organisation.
CASE provides opportunities for companies and academics to explore novel research collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships. A CASE studentship does not address an immediate business problem – this is more likely to be a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
The students are supervised by both an academic and company supervisor and will spend at least 3 months at the company, giving them the opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and enhance their employability.
Although the eligibility criteria and partner financial contribution differ for each Research Council, the basic principle is that the partner contributes financially to the studentship (through stipend top-up and/or additional consumables). The partner can specify a research project that will be of importance to them and they must also provide a placement at their premises and a supervisor for the student.
How it works
The company and academic partner apply together for the studentships and the Research Management Directorate at King’s helps to coordinate and administer the process. King’s has an excellent success rate in securing CASE studentships because of our experience of the needs of industry and the Research Councils.
Over the last 5 years King’s has secured over 80 CASE studentships in partnership with large and small companies and many other organisations including: Novartis, Pfizer, Lilly, Unilever, Premier Foods, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestle, Tate & Lyle, South Bank Employers Group, National Archives, Imperial War Museum, British Museum, British Library, Ixico, Medimmune, Zoological Society of London, ACCA and many others.