Applications for 2019/20 round is now open and will close on 23 September 2019. The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng ) is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all underrepresented groups across engineering. It is the Academy’s policy to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged or receives less favorable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
- Each application is capped at a maximum contribution from the Academy of £500,000 over the five-year period, at 80% of full economic costs.
In addition to the direct financial support, the scheme benefits include:
- opportunity to establish a research track record in a specialized area
- a stronger position to apply for additional funding and develop own research team
- mentoring support from an Academy Fellow to offer advice on research and career development
- reduction of teaching and also, administrative duties to dedicate time to research
- training opportunities
- networking with other Research Fellows and Academy Fellows.
- The RAEng Research Fellowships must be held at a UK higher education institution/university in a department that can show it is capable of fully supporting an engineering-focused research project and researcher. In addition, the host institution must agree to provide the RAEng Research Fellow all the support normal for a permanent employee.
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the host institution and gain formal approval from the relevant head of department or school before submitting an application.
- The proposed research project must be in an engineering subject area.
- Further, If applicants have had maternity/paternity leave or other extenuating circumstances. Further, this will be taken into consideration if the relevant dates and details are provided in the application form.
- The applicant must not hold a permanent academic position.
- Further, The Research Fellowship must be the Research Fellows only source of employment.
- There are no nationality and age restrictions for applicants. The host institution is responsible for securing all necessary work permits and related costs for the Research Fellows.
- Applicants who have applied to this scheme before and were unsuccessful are eligible to reapply.
- Further, Research Fellowships must begin between 1 August 2020 and 31 October 2020. The Academy may extend this period based on funding opportunities. The duration of a Research Fellowship is five years full-time, calculated on a pro-rata basis for part-time awards.
- There is a limit on the number of applications each host institution can submit. likewise, Applications that do not come within this limit will be disregarded. Institutions/universities are likely to have an internal selection process that applicants must find out in advance.