NERC invites applications to the CASE Studentship Open Competition

The scheme promotes partnership between eligible research organisations and public or private sector organisations, and enhances the training of the student who can spend between 3 and 18 months in a workplace outside the academic environment.

The CASE partner should provide the impetus and initial requirement for the studentship and must supplement the student’s maintenance grant by at least £1000pa.

The closing date for applications is 16.00 on 14 October 2010

As well as an open round for applications within NERC’s remit, up to five studentships will be awarded in each of the six priority areas listed below, to facilitate collaboration with private sector partners:
a) water
b) energy
c) Food and agriculture
d) resource management (minerals, forestry, waste etc)
e) financial services (risk management and valuation, including insurance)
f) environmental monitoring

Visit the Call’s web page for further information.
The JeS form will be available from 1 September, and more detailed guidance will be on the web page before the end of August.