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Collaborative Research


The NEDTC is committed to working with regional and national employers to ensure our training is responding to external priorities and needs, provides opportunities for NEDTC students to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings and enables our research to have a direct impact.

Collaborative Studentships and Placements

NEDTC_Event_Web_03Each year we aim to award at least six studentships to students undertaking collaborative research projects with a partner organisation in either the public, private or third sectors. These projects entail students working collaboratively with external partners during the course of their PhD, undertaking research that directly supports the partner organisation and applying their knowledge and skills beyond the conventional boundaries of academia.

Collaborative studentships, which were formerly known as CASE awards, can take many forms from jointly-supervised projects to placements. If you and your organisation are interested in exploring a collaborative research project with the NEDTC please contact us.

External Input and Oversight

The NEDTC's External Advisory Committee provides the region’s key users of social science research with the opportunity to inform and shape our strategy and priorities. Representatives from a range of public, private and third sector organisations are members. Further information about the Committee can be found here.