CASE studentships provide doctoral students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and non-academic partner organisations. 

Examples of non-academic organisations from business, public and the third/civil sectors partnering on SSCP projects include National Oceanography Centre, Thompson EcologySainsbury’s and Bboxx.  In cohorts 1-4, 35% of students are working with a CASE partner.

To find out more about CASE studentships contact Anne Houston.



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We partner with a wide variety of organisations to provide students with the experience of working outside of academia during their PhD.  Placements can last 3 – 6 months, and typically students will work on a focused output.

Recent examples include:

  • Cohort 1 student Roan Du Feu Desolenator, processing bid data.  

Briefing Papers and Notes


Briefing Papers


The DTP is based at The Grantham Institute which produces briefing papers that provide background and advice on key climate change and environment issues. Students have the opportunity to write papers that summarise current state of play, and suggest what needs to be done for adapting to and mitigating environmental change. 

DTP student Jonathan Bosch was lead author on a briefing paper that considered the potential for biojet fuels to reduce the direct carbon emissions from aviation over the long term, and the conditions required for commercial-scale roll out.