Schemes for University Lecturers
Industrial Secondments Scheme
The final round of 2013 is now
closed. The next round will be launched in early
2014 with an anticipated closing date in late May.
The Industrial Secondments
Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for
teaching staff in Higher Education Institutions to
work on a collaborative project with industry. The
secondment allows the awardee to gain up to date
knowledge and first-hand experience of current
industry working practices, enabling them to improve
the quality and industrial relevance of their
teaching. Whilst on secondment the awardee may
pursue a research project to further enhance
knowledge transfer between industry and academia.
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 for
any period up to six months full-time or a maximum
of one year pro rata. Secondments must involve
transfer from a UK university to a UK industry host.
It is anticipated that the university and industry
host will establish links for future collaborations.
Benefits to companies
Working with a highly qualified academic on a mutually beneficial subject
Develop links with university staff, laboratories, workshops and equipment
Make an input to the teaching of engineering and influence the next generation of engineers
Interact with students, offer placements, and recruit graduates
Benefits to engineering academics
Gain up to date knowledge and first-hand experience of industry
Improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching
Material for case studies and ideas for new modules and projects
Develop long-term links with industry
For further details please
contact the scheme manager Katie Melton.
[E-mail Katie Melton]
If you work in a 'Research
Grants Office' or equivalent, and so 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.
[E-mail Research team]