Partnerships Office


Benefits to the student

Industrial CASE provides outstanding students access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone. Students benefit from a diversity of experimental approaches with an applied/translational dimension. Students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and significantly enhance their future employability; many will become research leaders of the future.

Students receive funding for a full EPSRC studentship for 3.5 years. Companies provide additional top up to the project of a minimum of a third of the EPSRC funding. This top-up is £23,040 over the course of the project. The student must spend at least three months at the company, and the company pays any travel and subsistence costs. Projects should be in the area of engineering and the physical sciences.

"I always wanted to carry on my academic studies and attain a PhD through a high quality research subject which I was passionate about. Thanks to the collaboration of University of Salford and Operation Wallacea through the ICase studentship I now have the opportunity to dedicate the next four years of my life pursuing that!" Jose Antonio Nobrega, PhD Student – Operation Wallacea


Student eligibility requirements for EPSRC Industrial CASE funding are the same as for EPSRC other studentship awards, namely:

  • A relevant connection with the UK, usually established by residence
  • An upper second class honours degree, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience equivalent to that level
  • EU students may be eligible for a fees-only award (no maintenance grant).