MRC CASE/DTP 2020/21

MRC industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

MRC CASE/DTP 2020/21

The MRC Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) and Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme offers fully-funded PhD studentships. The programme allows extremely bright, enthusiastic individuals with an outstanding track record to develop their research ideas, interests and skills and to generate PhD plans and research findings that are highly impactful.

The programme is usually offered on a 1+3 basis: a one-year full-time Master of Research (MRes) in Global Health: Translational and Quantitative Skills taught at Lancaster University followed by a 3-year full-time PhD programme at LSTM. In exceptional circumstances, students who can demonstrate that they have previously completed a relevant Master’s qualification may request exemption from the MRes year.

The call for applications for the 2020-21 round of studentships is now CLOSED. 


The goal of the DTP is: 

  • To develop future leaders in translational research relevant to Global Health.
  • To develop researchers with quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.
  • To develop bridge scientists who can translate scientific innovation into beneficial impact on health for the world’s most vulnerable people and communities. 

Additionally, the purpose of CASE studentships is to:

  • Provide students with experience of collaborative research with a non academic partner.
  • Strengthen and develop collaboration and partnerships between research organisations and non academic partner organisations.
  • Offer outstanding students an experience of at least two distinct research cultures.
  • Provide access to a wider than usual range of technology, facilities and expertise. 

Applicants who are successful in obtaining a CASE studentship will be expected to engage in a placement with a non-academic partner for a period of between 3 and 18 months. 

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