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iCASE Studentships


mgibson Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) studentships: unique industry-academic PhD training

"The MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research has four iCASE studentships for entry in October 2018.

This exciting four-year programme aims to create a new generation of researchers, capable of integrating quantitative and analytical methods to drive discovery and innovation in the biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Students are supervised by internationally leading experts from the physical and biomedical sciences and industry, and are funded by the Medical Research Council, University of Warwick and an industry partner."

Matt Gibson, iCASE Academic Lead

Programme of study

Students complete the one-year taught MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, followed by a three-year collaborative PhD project offered by the University of Warwick and an industry partner.

A minimum of three months is spent carrying out research in the partner organisation, either as one placement period or a number of shorter placement periods.

Students benefit from interdisciplinary training, applied research experience and enhanced career prospects. They are also part of the MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research community, which provides skills training, cohort-development activities and peer support.

Application information

Please see the How to Apply page for information on academic requirements and funding eligibility.

To apply for this programme please complete the application form and provide additional documents (CV and evidence of previous qualifications). Please ensure that you clearly indicate which project(s) you are interested in.


See the projects page for more information about the projects available for October 2018 entry.


Students will receive the following funding:

• Full fees: student fees of £4,270* for 2018-19

• Stipend: £14,815* for 2018-19, along with a £2,500 top-up per year provided by the industry partner (if a non-SME partner) or the MRC (if an SME partner)

• Research Support Training Grant (consumables): £2,500 for the year of MSc study and £5,000 for each of the three years of PhD study

• Flexible Training Award: students are also eligible to apply for additional funding for high cost and exceptional training opportunities

* provisional figure for 2018-19