This scheme is currently closed; the information and documentation below remains here for reference. 

The RAEng 1851 Royal Commission Enterprise Fellowships scheme encourages and promotes creativity and innovation amongst recent engineering graduates based in the UK.

The Fellowships are awarded to individuals demonstrating an aptitude for innovation and creativity in engineering together with considerable entrepreneurial potential but who lack the relevant experience, skills and support structure offered by employment with a university or well-established company. The Fellowship will focus on developing their skills, through training and implementation, encouraging the development of their innovation, and on passing on the skills they have learned by acting as role models to inspire the next generation of engineering entrepreneurs.

The Hub provides the awardee with £25,000 cash prize and an additional £25,000 for continued development of the innovation by the awardee, making the total support £50,000 for the 12 month period. In addition, the awardee is invited to become a member of the Enterprise Hub where they receive a package of bespoke mentoring and training.

Enterprise Fellows are also invited to join the Academy’s Enterprise Hub where they receive ongoing support and business mentoring from the Academy’s Fellowship, which includes some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Additional support and networking activities will be provided by the 1851 Royal Commission, through participation in events and access to their extensive alumni network of comprising awardees of their varied grant schemes.

The scheme is funded through the generous support of the 1851 Royal Commission as part of their wider programme of promoting excellence in science and innovation. The Commission's aim is to make a difference through supporting pure research in science and engineering, applied research in industry, industrial design and many other projects. The Commission is particularly interested in supporting projects involving disruptive innovations from early career entrepreneurs, and welcomes high-risk high reward applications.

More information on awards and aims of the 1851 Royal Commission is available on their website.

1851 Enterprise Fellowship guidance notes (227.77 KB)

For further details please email the enterprise team