Innogen · News · December 13, 2011

ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship

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Innogen invites applications for PhD study


The role of brokerage organisations in knowledge exchange processes: the case of Genesis Faraday Partnership

Applications are invited for a +3-year PhD CASE studentship, funded by ESRC and the Biosciences KTN, and commencing as soon as possible.  The normal ESRC grant will apply (Home/EU fees and maintenance grant), with an additional minimum supplement of £2,000 p.a.

The student will work with the Biosciences KTN (an organisation focused on promoting and supporting the conversion of bioscience knowledge into innovative agricultural, food and industrial bioscience products for the benefit of businesses, the economy, the environment and society in the UK) and the Innogen Centre at the University of Edinburgh to examine the former’s knowledge brokerage role, with a view to understanding what processes promote research uptake and what factors shape these processes.

Applicants should hold a Masters degree or equivalent and have some relevant social research experience (although we anticipate that candidates may come with either natural science or social science first degree training).  Applicants may be expected to undertake some further research training as part of the first year, if required, and must satisfy the ESRC residential eligibility requirements.  An interdisciplinary background would be useful and candidates must be able to collaborate with both academic and non-academic partners.

This project will be supervised by Dr Catherine Lyall and Dr Ann Bruce.

Informal inquiries and expressions of interest including a short CV can be directed to Dr Catherine Lyall, email:

ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship: Further particulars (PDF 30 KB)