CASE studentships (formerly known as 'Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering') are research council funded collaborative training grants that provide PhD students with research training. They are provided within the context of a research collaboration between academic and partner organisations.
These awards provide opportunities for doctoral students to gain first hand experience of work outside an academic environment. The support provided by both an academic and non-academic supervisor enhances the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their award.
The studentships also encourage and establish links that can have long-term benefits for both collaborating partners, providing access to resources and materials, knowledge and expertise that may not otherwise have been available and also provide social, cultural and economic benefits to wider society.
CASE studentships are available from all research councils except the ESRC.
Further information is available from http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medhealth/eit/pdfs/CaseStudentships.pdf, research council websites, your faculty Research & Innovation Office or any of the Innovation team within RIS.