Royal Academy of Engineering is currently accepting applications for the Research Fellowships and Engineering for Development Research Fellowships. Researchers from around the world are welcome to apply. Up to awards will be given to the most deserving applicants. The closing date of application is no later than 23 September 2019.
he RAEng Research Fellowships are designed to promote excellence in engineering. They provide support for high-quality engineers and encourage them to develop successful academic research careers. Applications are welcomed from outstanding early-career researchers who are about to finish their PhD or have been awarded their PhD in the last four years. The scheme provides funding for five years to encourage the best researchers to remain in the academic engineering sector. All applicants will need to have identified and be actively supported by a UK higher education host institution.
Research Fellowships are designed to support successful candidates for a five-year period (or pro rata for part-time equivalent) by providing 80% of the full economic costs of the research program. The host institution is to provide the remaining 20%.
Level and Area of Studies
Research program in engineering field.
Place of Study
The research will be taken in the United Kingdom.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Research Fellowships must be held at a UK Higher Education Institute in an engineering department or in a department that can show it is capable of fully supporting an engineering-focussed research project and researcher
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to make contact with the host institution and gain the formal approval from the relevant Head of Department prior to submitting an application
- The proposed research project must be in an engineering subject area. Engineering is defined in its broadest sense, encompassing a wide range of diverse fields
- These Research Fellowships are aimed at early career researchers. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD Certificate no more than four years prior to the submission deadline, 23 September 2019. If applicants have had maternity/paternity leave or other extenuating circumstances, this will be taken into consideration and negated if the relevant dates and detail are provided within the application
- PhD students are eligible to apply but must have been awarded their PhD before they start the Research Fellowship or the offer will be withdrawn
- The applicant must not hold a permanent academic position (lecturers are not eligible)
- Research Fellows are required to devote all their working time to the Research Fellowship and it must be the applicants only source of employment
- There are no nationality restrictions. The host institution will be responsible for securing all necessary work permits
- Applicants who have applied to this scheme before and were unsuccessful are eligible to re-apply. The applicant can decide whether to re-submit their proposal or apply with a new proposal
- There is a limit on the number of applications each host institution can submit and applications which do not come within this limit will be rejected (please read Application limit on the How to Apply page for more information). The standard number of applications is THREE per host institution for this 2018/19 Call. Institutions/universities are likely to have an internal selection process that applicants must find out about
- Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.
There are no nationality restrictions, but where an applicant applies from outside the EU, the host institution will be responsible for securing the necessary work permits. Applications will be assessed on the assumption that you have obtained the necessary permit.
All eligible candidates are advised to visit the official website at the website and application link below.
23 September 2019.