Placements must involve knowledge exchange, meaning that both parties must benefit from and be engaged in the activity (e.g. using academic skills to enhance the activities of the organization, as well as acquiring additional skills yourself), focused on carrying out identified, substantive research activity, preferably as part of a single coherent project.
Placements can be from 1 up to 3 months, and must be completed by March 2020 with UK business or industry partners. They don’t have to be directly related to your PhD topic eg. the placement could involve you using skills developed during your PhD.
Funding will be provided to support additional costs incurred related to the placement, up to a maximum of £4,000. Funding levels will take into account any financial support already in place, and may not be used to cover partner costs.