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The Royal Society Grants Industry Fellowships 2018

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Application Deadline- 3pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

This scheme is for academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.

It aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia in the UK.

The scheme provides a basic salary for the researcher and a contribution towards research costs.

The scheme is currently funded by the Royal Society and Rolls-Royce plc.

Eligibility:

The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • have a PhD or are of equivalent standing in your profession
  • hold a permanent post in a university, not-for-profit research organisation or industry in the UK
  • are at a stage in your career when you would particularly benefit from establishing or strengthening personal or corporate links between academia and industry as a foundation for long-term collaboration and development

Benefits:

The scheme provides the applicant’s basic salary while on secondment. The employing organisation continue to pay national insurance and pension contributions.

Research expenses may be claimed up to the value of £2,000 per year. Awards can be for any period up to two years full-time or a maximum of four years pro rata, i.e. an award could be held at 50% part-time for four years enabling fellows to maintain links with their employing institution more easily.

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted through the Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant®. Applications are initially assessed by Industry Fellowship panel members and a shortlist is drawn up. Shortlisted applications are then sent for independent review and are finally considered at a panel meeting, together with their nominated and independent references.

It is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application 4 months after the closing date.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The Royal Society Grants Industry Fellowships 2018

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