PRIME Faraday Industrial CASE Studentships 2002/20
|June 7, 2002
PRIME Faraday Industrial CASE Studentships 2002/2003
The PRIME Faraday partnership is pleased to announce that it has a new
allocation of industrial CASE studentships available for the financial year
2002/2003. We are now seeking to award these to Academic and Industrial
partners (preferably, but not exclusively SMEs) with suitable three-year
PhD projects that are related to the PRIME Faraday domain of activities.
What are Industrial CASE studentships?
Through the Industrial CASE scheme, studentships are allocated directly to
companies. This enables the company to take the lead in defining projects
for students and selecting an academic partner of their choice. The company
and academic institution may then jointly select a suitable, eligible
student. Projects must be generally be in the engineering or physical
sciences discipline and are jointly supervised by the academic and
industrial partners. Typically the project will be company based and the
research student will be expected to spend a significant part of their time
on the company premises. The studentships available through the PRIME
Faraday Partnership should be used on projects that are related to the
electronic/electro-mechanical domain. See http://www.primefaraday.org.uk
for more information about the PRIME Faraday partnership and its activities.
What are the eligibility rules for research students?
Current EPSRC rules apply, so candidates must satisfy two key eligibility
1. A relevant connection with the United Kingdom (UK), usually through
2. First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
Full details of how these requirements may be met are to be found on the
EPSRC website: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk.
How do the finances work?
For each award EPSRC will contribute £39,175 (a higher rates applies for
London) into the nominated academic partner’s Doctoral Training Account
over the three years of the award. The industrial partner must pay a minimum of £4,400 per year to the Academic partner as a contribution towards project costs. The proportion of this funding used to top-up the research student’s grant is a matter of negotiation between the academic and industrial partners. The PRIME Faraday Partnership may also have access to additional DTI funding to
enhance these studentships by covering training costs up to £3000.
Application for this additional funding should be made directly to the
PRIME Faraday Partnership.
Are there examples of recent projects?
Recent projects topics have included: Textile lace cutting research;
Condition Monitoring of transport belts; the use of acoustic emission in
condition based maintenance of complex high speed machinery; and 3D X-ray
What is the application procedure?
An application form may be downloaded through the EPSRC or the PRIME
Faraday websites. Advice should be sought from one of the contacts below
before completing an application form as no application form will be
considered by EPSRC without a valid allocation number.
Who should I contact for further information?
For further information about the Industrial CASE studentships available
through the PRIME Faraday Partnership, please contact:
Paul .J. Palmer, Technical Manager.
tel 01509 22762 or
Dr Kathryn Walsh, Director.
tel: 01509 227673
PRIME Faraday Partnership,
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
|Submitted by: Angela Scott