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Collaborative studentships for business

Collaborative studentships provide a unique opportunity for organisations to get involved in high-quality research projects that are designed to find solutions to real-world problems.

Our collaborative studentships are doctoral projects, typically lasting 3 years that are run in partnership with Teesside University. Doctoral projects are at the heart of research and innovation in the UK, and when funded by an organisation, have the added advantage of being co-developed to benefit commercial objectives. We can also work with you if you want to offer funding to current employees to undertake a research project.


  • Work with a dedicated PhD student to co-develop a bespoke, high-quality research project relevant to your organisation's needs.
  • Get access to the facilities, equipment and expertise within Teesside University.
  • Support from an academic adviser to help support and guide the project.
  • Give your organisation a competitive-edge through investment in R&D.
  • Forge a long-term collaborative relationship with Teesside University and stay connected to cutting-edge research.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

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