The scheme is currently closed for applications. The second round of applications is likely to be announced in summer 2015

Over the last twenty years, the Academy’s Research Chairs (RC) / Senior Fellowships (SRF) 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 sponsoring leading academics to undertake research of industrial relevance and commercialise its outcomes and deliverables.

Awardees are expected to:

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

Applications are now open for UK universities to submit for collaborative research projects in any engineering discipline. Please note that there will be two application rounds each year.