Royal Society Industry Fellowships
The Royal Society is inviting applications to its Industry Fellowship scheme, with a closing date of 5 October 2012.
The Industry Fellowship scheme promotes the exchange of knowledge between academia and industry by establishing personal and corporate links between the two sectors. This should act as a foundation for long-term collaboration and development.
Funding is available to enable:
academic scientists to work on a collaborative project with industry
someone in industry to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.
Applications are invited from all areas of NERC science. In the past collaborative partners have included Welsh Water, Rio Tinto, Arup Geotechnics and British Petroleum, with proposals looking into environmental protection, earth science and engineering.
To be eligible, applicants:
- should be at a stage in their career when they would benefit from establishing or strengthening personal and corporate links between the two sectors;
- need to hold a PhD or be of equivalent standing in their profession;
- can be of any nationality;
- should hold a permanent post in either a UK university, a UK not-for-profit research organisation (eg the Marine Biological Association), or in UK industry.
Note: A change in eligibility criteria now means that Research Council-employed staff are eligible to apply to this scheme.
Fellowships can last up to two years full-time, or four years part-time to allow the fellow to maintain contact with their home organisation.
The fellowship covers the salary of the fellow and research expenses can be claimed up to a value of £2000 per year.
How to apply
The Royal Society administers the scheme and NERC is a co-funder. Further information and application forms can be found on the Royal Society website.