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The MRC and BBSRC have recently announced their Industrial CASE awards competitions for 2013.

MRC logoThese awards are made to individual projects to be conducted jointly between a University of Oxford PI and an industrial partner and will provide full funding* (fees, maintenance stipend, and research training support grant) for a student for up to 4 years of full time study. They are designed to “provide doctoral students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors.”

BBSRC logoBids will need to be submitted online by the University of Oxford PI using the Je-S system and will need to be approved at both Departmental and Divisional level for submission to the appropriate research council. Please notify both your departmental contact and the Divisional Office in advance if you are intending to submit a bid so that we are aware of which bids we should expect. Some support may be provided to prepare generic statements such as training statements provided this is sought in good time. If you are intending to apply for a studentship, please contact Bob Mahoney (bob.mahoney@medsci.ox.ac.uk) (until 26th June) and Clare Hayes (clare.hayes@medsci.ox.ac.uk) (after June 26th) in the Medical Sciences Divisional Office.

The closing date for both schemes is 4pm on Wednesday 31st July. However, owing to the two stage approval process PIs should submit bids on Je-S by Monday 29th July at the latest.

Please note that the two research councils have slightly different criteria, e.g. the BBSRC requires information on submission rates whereas the MRC does not. If you are considering submitting bids to both research councils please ensure that you read the criteria carefully before preparing your application.

Further details, and applications forms can be found here:

MRC: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Studentships/IndustrialCASE/MRC004608.

BBSRC: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/training/industrial-case.aspx.

 * - Note that as these are RCUK schemes normal UK residence eligibility criteria will apply at the recruitment stage.

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