To be eligible:

  • Applicants should hold a permanent academic teaching or research contract at a UK university
  • Applicants should be early to mid-career academics (lecturer - reader or equivalent). Professorial candidates are not eligible for this scheme
  • Applicants should be currently teaching engineering at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a UK University
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years teaching experience, as permanent academic
  • The industry host should have a significant presence in the UK
  • International fellowships are acceptable (where a UK based candidate will take a secondment overseas). However, the candidate must effectively demonstrate in their proposal the benefits to the recipient and to the UK host University. These applications will be considered on a case by case basis and awards will be entirely up to the discretion of the schemes Steering group
  • The industry host can be of any size as long as the organisation can demonstrate that it will provide the awardee with an appropriate working environment
  • Candidates with both new and existing partnerships are eligible to apply
  • Industrial fellowships can be held from 3-months to 2-years full-time or up to 4-years part-time

Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines mentioned in the guidance notes may be rejected.