This scheme is currently closed.

Over the last 20 years, the Academy’s Research Chairs and Senior Fellowships scheme has successfully supported numerous academic appointments and enhanced internationally renowned centres of excellence.

This scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics in UK universities to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of the industrial partners. 

Awardees are expected to:

  • establish or enhance a world leading engineering research group
  • deliver 'use-inspired' research that meets the needs of their industrial partners
  • publish the results of their research in high quality peer review journals
  • become a self-sustaining research group by the end of the award (by securing substantial external grant income: RCUK, EU, industry, charities, etc.).