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Academic Staff

The following are a series of Academy scheme to encourage engineering research and facilitate closer contacts between the industrial and academic worlds.

As the site grows we encourage others to have their  schemes for Academics on this site.  If you know of any other suitable schemes then email Higher Education.

Industrial Secondment Scheme

Industrial Secondment Scheme

Supports early to mid-career academics to spend 6-12 months in industry to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

RAEng Research Fellowships


Support for outstanding engineering early career researchers.




Daphne Jackson Trust Research Fellowships


Supports Researchers to return to research following a career break.



Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships


As academics progress through their careers from postdoctoral positions into more senior roles, their workload evolves to include more teaching and administrative responsibilities. As a result, they are left with less time to dedicate to research. The RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships aim to address this by allowing the academics to concentrate on full-time research and be relieved of teaching and administrative responsibilities. The purpose of the Fellowships is to cover the salary costs of a replacement academic who will take over the awardee’s teaching and administration duties for up to one year.


Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships


This scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics in UK universities to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of the industrial partners.



Enterprise Fellowships


Enterprise Fellowships provide funding and support to outstanding entrepreneurial engineering researchers, working at a UK university at postdoc level or above, to enable them to develop a spin-out business around their technological idea.

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation


Stimulating, celebrating and rewarding innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering to a quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Distinguished Visiting Fellowships

Supporting UK engineering departments to host distinguished international academics.





Newton Research Collaboration Programme



Government fund supporting UK research and innovation links with emerging powers