Eligibility criteria

  • Applications must be made jointly by the relevant UK host university representative with input from the nominated Visiting Professor (VP).
  • The award requires that the VP is able to start their activities with the university between September and November 2020.
  • The nominated VP must be an experienced industrialist, entrepreneur or consultant working within the engineering sector. Engineering is defined in its broadest sense, encompassing a wide range of diverse fields, including computer science, materials and other related subjects.
  • Applicants and their nominated VP must demonstrate their commitment to the objectives of the scheme.
  • Visiting Professors must be able to commit a minimum of one day a month on average over the duration of the three-year award, spent at the host university. Dates are fully flexible to best suit the needs of the university academic unit concerned (for example department, school or faculty of engineering).
  • The Academy is committed to diversity and inclusion. It particularly encourages nominations from post-92 universities, and for nominees from groups who are currently under-represented in the scheme and across engineering.
  • If you are submitting more than one application from any university you are encouraged to ensure that at least one of your nominations involves an applicant from an under-represented group in engineering, such as women and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups).
  • Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.