The scheme is now open for applications.

The Industrial Secondment Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The 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 secondment 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 up to 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 the research team

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.