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Closer engagement with the private, public and third society sectors is an ESRC priority and the NWDTC is committed to working in partnership to facilitate academic collaboration and ultimately help drive innovation and growth.

Since its inception in 2011, the NWDTC has developed 110 collaborative PhD (CASE) studentships. These have spanned all 19 NWDTC social science pathways, and have been in partnership with almost 100 different non-HEI organisations from within the public, private and third sectors.

The NWDTC has also supported a number of internships, where ESRC funded students have undertaken specific short term projects with non-HEI partners.

The NWDTC awarded its last round of studentships in 2016. ESRC funding for 2017 onwards will be available through a new initiative, the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).

CASE studentships

Details of how to apply for funding for CASE Studentships from the new initiative can be found on the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership website.

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