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Schemes for Engineers in Research and Development

Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Scheme

The scheme opened for applications on Monday 12 May 2014 and will close on Monday 7 July. Please see ‘How to apply’ on the right hand side menu for more details.

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Share expertise and harness world-class research capability by collaborating with international experts through the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

The scheme provides funding to enable an academic engineering department in a United Kingdom (UK) university to be a host for up to a month to a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from an overseas academic centre of excellence.

The scheme’s objectives are to

  • access global centres of excellence in engineering research and teaching, with a view to strengthening UK capacity and international standing and promoting new international collaborations

  • enable the participating organisations to discover common and complementary skills/areas and initiatives that could form the foundation for future collaborations and future strategic research alliances

  • enable the sharing of latest developments, experience and latest information and the unification of participating organisations’ diverse knowledge in the area of engineering and technology by enabling the host institution to use the opportunity to engage the fellow in a range of mutually beneficial activities.

These may include, for example:

  • working collaboratively on joint papers and research proposals within the department and also involving other UK universities or industries

  • delivering lectures, lecture series, presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and expert workshops to graduates and/or undergraduates and members of the host faculty and other institutions within the UK

  • guiding the design and delivery of new modules and/or programmes

  • establishing project consortia to work collaboratively on joint research projects.

As part of The Academy’s commitment to and celebration of diversity we welcome applications from minority groups and especially from women who are under-represented in engineering. All applications, however, will be judged on their merit.

Further information

For further information, please see the links to the right hand side of this page or contact the International Team.

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If you work in a 'Research Grants Office' or equivalent, and so aid your colleagues in applying to such schemes, please email research info to be added to a mailing list so we can update you directly when core rules change and new Calls for applications are announced.


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