The Materials KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) has an allocation of 4 EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) CASE (Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering) Studentships to award to companies submitting successful applications that meet the following challenge areas for Advanced Materials:
(i) Materials for energy generation, supply and use
(ii) Materials for sustainable transport and construction and for reuse, remanufacture and recycling of packaging and textiles
(iii) Materials for high value markets, e.g. healthcare, creative industries and security.
About the Industrial CASE Awards
The main aim of Industrial CASE is to allow industry to drive the research project of their choice according to their business needs. However, to qualify for a Materials KTN Award, the research project must be aligned to the key challenge areas in the strategy stated above.
Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. Funding for at least four 3.5-year PhD studentships is available through the Materials KTN. Studentships (current value per student of £65,294) will be awarded to companies with the EPSRC funding provided to the host university through Industrial CASE Accounts.
High quality projects not receiving one of the four awards available through the Materials KTN would be encouraged to submit an application to the EPSRC Pool Competition, where there are 40 Awards available. The Materials KTN would provide a letter of recommendation to the EPRSC if applicants agree to pursue this alternative route. Please note that the Pool Competition closes on 7 May 2009.
Full details and the application forms are in the attached document. This is also available on the Materials KTN Website www.materialsktn.net
How to Apply
There are two forms to fill in at the end of this document:
• Industrial CASE proposal form – maximum 4 pages
• Company details form – 1 page
Please complete all the sections of the forms without exceeding the stated character limit in any section and in a readable font of at least 10pt.
Please email the completed forms in Word format to Robert.Quarshie@materialsktn.net and Jackie.Butterfield@materialsktn.net by 4.00 pm, Friday 17 April 2009.