iCASE Studentships

iCASE Studentships for October 2019 start


Apply for iCASE studentships


These project-based studentships are designed to provide outstanding bioscience graduates to undertake research, leading to a PhD, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between the University of Nottingham or Rothamsted Research and partner organisations.

iCASE studentships are 4-year PhD projects, which include full fees and stipend (for UK students - EU students are eligible for fees only. International students are not eligible to apply for iCASE studentships). The standard stipend rate for 2019/20 will be £15,009, but some studentships may be subject to an enhanced stipend (see individual listings for details).

You’ll spend 3-18 months on placement with your industrial partner during the course of your studies, and you’ll have access to the DTP training programme throughout.

 Applications are for individual projects and and you must indicate which project you are applying for using the online iCASE application form. The deadline for all open iCASE Applications is noon 30 June 2019. Applications are open now.

You can explore the options available to you by clicking on the links below.

Apply here.


iCASE projects for 2019 start (Currently Recruiting)
 Principal Supervisor Industry Partner Research AreaTitle 
Kevin Gough Cambridge Environmental Assessments AFS Application of molecular tools to update aquatic ecotoxicology monitoring
Stuart Paine Sygnature Discovery MCO Optimising drug delivery to targets within the spleen by understanding the relationship between drug structure and drug disposition


iCASE projects for 2019 start (Not Currently Recruiting)
 Principal Supervisor Industry Partner Research AreaTitle 
Laura Randall AHDB AFS Use of precision technologies for mobility scoring to objectively measure lameness in dairy herds
Guillermina Mendiondo AB InBev AFS Enhancing Barley Environmental Stress Tolerance Through Targeted Mutagenesis.
Lisa White NuVision® Biotherapies Limited (NuVision) IBB Supercritical sterilisation for biological tissue transplant products 
Neil Oldham Omass Technologies MCO Mapping G Protein Coupled Receptor Interactions using Carbene Footprinting
Zoe Wilson KWS UK Ltd AFS  What makes a good female? Trait characterization of female fertility traits for hybrid development in wheat
Neil Thomas Pepceuticals Ltd  IBB Enzyme-mediated modification of peptide hydrogels to tailor them for drug delivery and tissue engineering
Maria Marlow Scancell IBB A new paradigm for cancer vaccine delivery: Intradermal lymphatic targeting  
Tobias Bast  b-neuro MCO 

A link between NMDA receptor function and GABAergic inhibition in the modulation of cognition? A comparison of neural and cognitive changes in rat models of NMDA receptor hypofunction, neural disinhibition and maternal immune activation

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

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