Now open for applications - the deadline is 4pm on 11 February 2020.


  • Are you an engineer looking for an opportunity to carry out collaborative research?

  • Would you like to strengthen corporate and personal links and enhance knowledge transfer in engineering with academia?

  • Or perhaps you're looking for some industrial experience and knowledge of current industry practices to enhance your teaching?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then please consider applying for an Industrial Fellowship. To avoid missing out and for more information, please visit our How to apply page.


About the scheme

The Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowships scheme enables mid-career academics and industrialists to undertake a collaborative research project in either an industrial or academic environment, where one party would host the other.

The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between industry and academia by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties. 

  • The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines
  • An industry to academia fellowship option is now available
  • Awards can be held from six months to two years, full-time or part-time
  • The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £50,000 (per-annum) towards the basic salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the host organisation. The total award is capped at £100,000 for awards that exceed one year in duration

Further information

If you have any questions concerning the scheme that are not covered in the FAQ or the Eligibility pages of our website, please email the Research team.

If you work in a research grants office or equivalent, and 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.