Swansea University - Upcoming call deadlines

Upcoming call deadlines

Below are links to some upcoming call deadlines

Business Plan Competition RCUK

For further details on the Research Council's Business Plan Competition please click here.

Every good business starts with two things: a good idea and a robust business plan. The RCUK Business Plan Competition provides researchers who have ideas with commercial potential the skills, knowledge and support needed to develop a first-rate business plan. This is provided through expert trainers, coaches and mentors.

The competition is open to researchers based in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) or Public Sector Research Establishments (PSRE) that are eligible to hold Research Council grants from across the whole spectrum of academic research within the remit of the seven Research Councils; from the arts and biosciences, to environmental physical and social sciences to technology.

Postgraduates, postdocs and academic staff who have a business idea arising from research and want to develop this further are encouraged to participate.

For further information please contact: rcbpcomp@rcuk.ac.uk


 - A six year programme of support funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and European Structural Funds aimed at providing a simplified, integrated package of support for knowledge transfer from academia to business.

Current open calls include:

  • Knowledge Transfer Centres
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Collaborative Industrial Research Projects


ESRC CASE Studentships

High Quality, Fully Funded Collaborative Studentships
Call for Applications is now open
CASE studentships encourage greater interaction between non-academic organisations and academic research whereby students based in UK academic institutions carry out research in conjunction with private, public and third/voluntary sector organisations.
CASE studentships promote knowledge and skills transfer as well as the opportunity for students to experience working in a non-academic environment that will be useful after the completion of their studies.
CASE students receive financial support from the ESRC and a financial contribution from the participating organisation. Academic organisations that host CASE studentships also receive a small financial contribution from the participating organisation (minimum £2,000 per annum).

2010/11 CASE Studentships

The 2010/11 studentship allocation will be operated competitively and are open to all CASE-recognised institutional departments (in collaboration with a partner from any non-academic sector).

Project proposals can be in any area within the Council's remit. Collaborating partners can be from the private, public or third/voluntary sectors and there is no limit to how many applications may be submitted from an ESRC/CASE recognised department.

How to Apply

The closing date for proposals to be submitted from institutions is 16:00 on 12 November 2009. Applications must be submitted through the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) System. Postal submission is NOT possible.

Full details and guidance notes are available on the ESRC website via the link below:
For examples of CASE Studentship case studies please see the link below:

If you require further information on CASE Studentships please use the following email: ptdenquiries@esrc.ac.uk or contact the Scheme Manager and Administrator directly:

Scheme Manager: Elizabeth Garcha, Email: Elizabeth.Garcha@esrc.ac.uk
Scheme Administrator: Claire Peart, Email: Claire.Peart@esrc.ac.uk