Applicants should hold a PhD (or expect to obtain one by the time funding starts) and not be UK citizens and be working outside of the UK at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of active, full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, discounting career breaks. Applicants should not have done their PhD at the institution they are applying to.
The opportunity covers the full range of subjects covered by the three funders, including engineering, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, pure/applied mathematics, human geography, astronomy and physics (see p2 of the scheme notes for full details).
The funding is to pay for their subsistence costs for a two-year full-time fellowship appointment (up to £24k/annum as a tax exempt stipend), up to £8k/annum for consumables, a one-off £2k relocation payment in year one, as well as a contribution to institutional overheads.
This is a highly competitive scheme, but if you know of a good quality candidate with an excellent research track record who is keen to work here, then it may be a good opportunity to apply for. The application deadline is 27th March 2018 at 3pm.
The fellowships are targeted at early career academics without a current permanent lectureship and within 5 years of their PhD award. They provide funding for two years (with an optional third year pending a review at the end of Year 1) with full salary costs covered, plus travel and subsistence linked to the research, and modest items of equipment (up to £3k incl. VAT), consumables and other expenses which are fully justified in connection with carrying out the research.
The research may be on any one of the 13 topics identified for 2018 by the UK intelligence community. Further detail on these is given in the topic list:
Research into methods to detect manipulated facial images in identity documents or on-line applications
Advanced research into archive, analysis and retrieval of video based data
Detecting malicious activity on distributed Internet of Things sensor/actuator networks
Non-conventional energy harvesters/power sources to provide power in remote locations for 10+ years
Security of Automatic Speaker Verification Systems to synthesis spoofing attacks
Crowd modelling in post-event emergency situations
Opportunities and risks in the application of deep learning to security screening applications
The use of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to enhance briefing and training
Novel approaches to compact energy storage and lighter/more efficient autonomous systems
Understanding and mitigating side-channels in commodity hardware
Cross-linguistic approaches for representing place and movement
Quantum sensing and readout with cavity quantum phonodynamics
The Royal Academy of Engineering have recently announced that the competition for Enterprise Fellowships is now open. Please get in touch with us if you wish to discuss an application – the deadline is Monday 2nd October 2017:
Fellowships are available to both university-based academics of any experience level who wish to spin-out a company, and also to recent graduates wishing to create a company.
Prior experience of commercialisation activities is not essential, the desire and capability to succeed is more important and we will equip you with the necessary skills through a programme of training and mentoring.
Up to £60,000 funding
12 months mentoring
Business skills and training
Lifetime Hub Membership
The Academy does not take any equity stake in the companies formed.
So if you are an academic with an innovation or technology you wish to develop and spin-out from your university, or you have graduated within the last five years and are seeking to run a startup, then we can help you.
Environmentally stable rechargeable batteries for flexible wearable electronics
Calculus of privacy
An examination of the role and impacts of automation in security
Stored energy detection in complex environments
Voice liveness detection
Heterogeneous network analysis
Ultra-Narrowband Transceiver Design for Long Range Low Power and Low Profile Communication
Advanced research into archive, analysis and retrieval of video based data
Quantum and Optical Sensors
Through the Earth Information
Electronic Materials and Components for Low Power Flexible Devices
Advancing direct-write printing methods for the fabrication of electronics on complex surfaces
Eligibility: Fellowships must be held at a UK Higher Education Institute in a department capable of supporting the research project and researcher. The fellow must have been awarded a PhD no more than five years prior to the submission deadline, and must not currently hold a permanent academic post. Full details on eligibility are available at the RAEng site.
Funding available: Applications are costed on a Full Economic Cost basis for up to two years of full-time postdoctoral fellowship. Costs covered in the grant include the applicant’s salary, travel, consumables, small items of equipment (less than £3k), plus technical staff, estates and indirect costs.
How to apply: Applications are made online at https://grants.raeng.org.uk/. The application includes sections on the profile and track record of the proposed fellow, the research topic, methodology, relation to previous work, potential significance and application of the results, resources requested and host institution support (which is added separately via a letter).
The purpose of these awards, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and administered by the British Academy, is to provide a period of research leave for one year for established scholars during which they will be able to concentrate on bringing a major piece of research towards completion while their normal teaching and administrative duties are covered by a full-time replacement. The Fellowships are tenable for one year beginning in the autumn of 2017.
The awards are intended to provide opportunities for those who have already published “works of intellectual distinction” and who have been prevented from completing a major piece of research by heavy teaching and/or administrative duties. Although these are labelled “senior” fellowships, they are primarily targeted at mid-career scholars in the humanities and social sciences. No account is taken of current job title (e.g. Professor, Reader, Lecturer).
If you have already applied to the Academy’s own Mid-Career Fellowship scheme, or if you intend to submit a BA/Wolfson Research Professorship application, then you are not eligible to apply for this grant.
The deadline for applications is 16th November 2016, and these should be made through the BA’s eGap system.
The Lister Institute for Preventative Medicine is offering £200,000 to Early Career Researchers (3-10 years post PhD) which may be used in any appropriate way to support their research, other than the provision or augmentation of personal salary.
The money may be used to free the recipient from teaching or administrative duties by funding a replacement lecturer etc. Expenditure of the award may take place over a period of up to 5 years. Applicants may work in any field of biomedical research and may be wither medically or scientifically trained.
What are they? Marie Curie Fellowships provide funding to host a fellow (a researcher at any career stage with a doctorate) from anywhere in the world for up to 2 years, plus research expenses and a small amount for management costs. They help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments. UK-based academic staff can also apply for a Global Fellowship to go to another research institution anywhere in the world for up to 2 years, plus a 1 year reintegration back into the EU. This year the deadline is 14th September 2016.
How do I find out more? The UK Research Office, the UK’s national contact point for Marie Curie schemes, is holding an information event on 11th May 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. The day will provide an overview of the Individual Fellowships scheme. “Participants should gain a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key considerations related to planning, writing and submitting proposals.” There will also be a case study from a successful Marie Curie applicant.
Register: If you’d like to attend this event, you can book a place for free on the registration page.