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Royal Academy of Engineering: Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships – 19 January 2015

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the call for Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships.

This scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by sponsoring leading academics to undertake research of industrial relevance and commercialise its outcomes and deliverables. Awardees are expected to:

  • establish or enhance a world leading engineering research group
  • deliver 'user-inspired' research that meets the needs of their industrial partners
  • publish the results of their research in high quality peer review journals  
  • become sustainable by the end of the award by securing substantial external grant income (RCUK, EU, industry, charities, etc).


Support letters:

The scheme requires that the applicants discuss their application with the pro-vice-chancellor for research before submitting an application. An institutional support letter is also required. The RAEng has confirmed that in Cambridge this can be done by the Heads of School.

If you are interested in submitting the application for this scheme, please send the draft support letter to your School Office by 19th January 2015. The draft letter should address all requirements outline on the page 11 of the RAEng guidance notes for this call: . Please also confirm who is providing the financial contribution required by this scheme.


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