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The following are Academy schemes to facilitate closer contact between the academic and industrial worlds.

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


Visiting Professors

Visiting Professors

This industry-into-academia initiative aims to  the experience of the Visiting Professors from industry to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates.

Sainsbury Management Fellowships


The Sainsbury Management Fellowship scheme, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, enables engineers of high career potential to undertake full time MBA courses at major international business schools. Since 1987, the scheme has supported more than 300 engineers.

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.

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.

Pathways to Growth – Support for Entrepreneurs

Pathways to Growth

Through its Enterprise Hub, the Academy offers a number of grants aimed at identifying and supporting the next generation of high potential entrepreneurs and prizes celebrating success in innovation and entrepreneurship. The pathways scheme supports capacity building in engineering small medium enterprises.

Newton Research Collaboration Programme


Government fund supporting UK research and innovation links with emerging powers