Is the scheme open to non-UK universities?

Who can become a Visiting Professor?

How do I become a Visiting Professor?

How do I apply for an award?

Who is responsible for the application?

What is the required commitment in days during the award?

Is there a contract with the award?

What can the funds be used on?

How are payments made?

Can I help with research and development at the University?

When do I start my role as a Visiting Professor?

Can we promote the Visiting Professors’ award and the Visiting Professor work externally?

Can we use the Academy logo?

What happens after the three years appointment?

 


Is the scheme open to non-UK universities?

This scheme is only open to UK universities.  For non-UK universities look under “International research and collaborations” for possible funding.

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Who can become a Visiting Professor?

Senior industrial engineers from any engineering discipline.

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How do I become a Visiting Professor?

You must be associated with a university who will start the application. If you are not in contact with a university and wish to take part, you can either contact a university of your choice or contact Stylli Charalampous who will be able to help you find a university to work with.

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How do I apply for an award?

The application can only be submitted through the Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS) and must be started by the University with input from others.  The link to apply will be on the How to apply page when the scheme is live.

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Who is responsible for the application?

The application must be started by the host university of the proposed award who will invite the nominated Visiting Professor and their Line Manager to complete their relevant sections. 

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What is the required commitment in days during the award?

We expect at least 12 days per year for three years. Dates are fully flexible to best suit the needs of both the Visiting Professor and University.

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Is there a contract with the award?

There is a contract between the host university and the Academy that states what will be covered during the award, reporting schedules and payments schedules.

How the Visiting Professor is to be contracted to the University should be agreed in principle before the application is submitted.

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What can the funds be used on?

The fund pays for an honorarium for the Visiting Professor and their reasonable travel expenses. It cannot pay for any teaching material or resources.

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How are payments made?

As the contract is between the University and the Academy, all the funds are paid to the University at set intervals based on submission of satisfactory reports. 

We recommend that all prospective Visiting Professors and the University agree on how payments will be made between each party before grant submission.

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Can I help with research and development at the University?

This scheme is for teaching on degree courses and helping with development of the curriculum being delivered. It cannot be used to support any research-based activities.

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When do I start my role as a Visiting Professor?

This needs to be agreed with the University, but it must be between September and end of November in the first year.

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Can we promote the Visiting Professors’ award and the Visiting Professor work externally?

Once the Academy sends a signed contract between both parties then the University and Visiting Professor can promote the award.

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Can we use the Academy logo?

The Academy, like most other organisations, has specific rules over the use of its logo and you should visit the Academy website about the logo (click here to find out more). If in doubt, you should contact Stylli Charalampous who will be able to give you a definitive answer. The fact you have been appointed as an Academy VP does not give you an automatic right to use the Academy logo for any purpose.  

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What happens after the three year appointment?

Each award is expected to be sustainable after the three years and financial extensions cannot be granted.

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