Applications for this scheme are now open and must be received by 4pm on 3 February 2017.

Industrial Fellowships provide an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. This scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

The Fellowship will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching.

The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines and provides funding to cover the salary cost of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host. Awards can be held upto six months full-time or part time up to 12 months.

Upon their return to the university, the awardee will use their industrial experience and knowledge of current industry practices to enhance both their teaching and student learning.  

The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Further information

For further details, please contact Neeshé Khan.

If you work in a research grants office or equivalent, and aid your colleagues in applying to such schemes, please  email the Research team  to be added to a mailing list so we can update you directly when core rules change and new calls for applications are announced.