Applications for this scheme are now open. The deadline for all applications is 4 February 2019.

The Academy is pleased to announce that the Industrial Fellowships have undergone several important changes which give applicants additional flexibility in their fellowships. In addition to a 6-month fellowship route, applicants will now have the option to hold the Industrial Fellowship for up to 2 years’ full time. Applicants are encouraged to consider collaborations with companies of any size, including SMEs and medium-sized businesses.

The Industrial Fellowships provide an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. This scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

The Fellowship will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching.

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 held from three months to two years full-time or up to four years part-time.

Upon their return to the university, the awardee will use their industrial experience and knowledge of current industry practices to enhance both their teaching and student learning.  

The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £50,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Further information

For further details, please contact the Research team.

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