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BBSRC CASE - 2020 Studentships (Extended Deadline)

An allocation of funding for BBSRC CASE studentships (number in DTP3 to be confirmed by BBSRC) – linked to the main Doctoral Training Partnership and is internally distributed. The process for awarding these studentships is via the BBSRC DTP Management Board.

Projects submitted will be reviewed independently and will follow the BBSRC DTP recruitment timeframe.

Deadline for receipt of proposals and supporting documents has been extended to Wednesday 16 October 2019, 5pm

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MRC CASE – 2020 Studentships

We are pleased to announce that we again have four studentships (two funded by MRC and two match-funded by FMBH) to commence in September 2020.

We are now calling for expressions of interest in advertising a studentship through this scheme. In order to meet MRC’s criteria for funding, projects must fall within one of three areas: ‘Precision Medicine’, ‘Harnessing Health Data’ and ‘Materials and Medicine’.


Already have a collaboration with a company?

If you have an existing collaboration, please submit an expression of interest (EoI) including the name and email address of the proposed supervisor from the company, company name, size, outline of research (no more than 6-8 lines) mapped to one of the themes noted above.  This should be emailed to

Looking for a company to collaborate with?

The MRC iCASE Leadership Team are keen to establish new collaborations to build on the existing portfolio of companies working with our academics and have circulated an iCASE flyer to potential partners asking interested companies to come forward.

If you would like to get involved with the MRC iCASE studentship scheme, but don’t yet have a company to work with, please submit an expression of interest (6-8 line summary of your research, mapped to one of the themes noted above) via email to and we will attempt to pair you with a relevant partner from our new collaborator pool for subsequent co-creation of a studentship project.


We anticipate that the academic-company relationships nurtured though this scheme will develop into longer-term strategic partnerships, thereby fulfilling a key performance indicator in The University of Manchester’s vision and strategic plan, as well as further strengthening our position in these research areas.

The deadline for submitting your expression of interest is Monday 16 March 2020. Due to the tight timeframes, expressions of interest submitted after this date will not be accepted. The MRC iCASE Leadership Team will decide which EoIs should progress to submission of a full Project proposal by Tuesday 31 March 2020. The deadline for submitting Project proposals will be 12 May 2020.

Please contact the Doctoral Academy Admissions Administrator Lisa Ogden (56931,, if you have any queries about this process.