Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships in the UK, 2019/20

The Royal Academy of Engineering is now accepting applications of Research Fellowships from creative and talented aspirants to enhance their engineering skills for the academic year 2019/20.

The Academy welcomes applications, from early-career researchers worldwide for their research, who have been awarded their PhD in the last four years. The scheme provides funding for five years and each application is capped at a maximum contribution from the Academy of £500,000 over the five-year period.

The scheme’s objectives are to support the best early-career researchers in establishing their independence and international reputation and to provide long-term support enabling the pursuit of an ambitious programme of engineering research.


Applicants need to meet the following given criteria to become eligible for the award:

  • They must have a PhD, which was awarded (or the PhD has been unconditionally approved) no more than four years.
  • There are no restrictions on age and nationality.
  • They must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of research at the academy.

In addition to the direct financial support for the students, the scheme benefits include:

  • Opportunity to establish a research track record in a specialized area.
  • A stronger position to apply for additional funding and develop own research team.
  • Mentoring support from an Academy Fellow to offer advice on research and career development.
  • Reduction of teaching and administrative duties to dedicate time to research training opportunities.
  • Networking with other Research Fellows and Academy Fellows.

How to Apply

To apply for the grant, scholars have to enroll for research at the academy. Thereafter, they can apply for this bursary through an online portal.

The applications of the fellowship will not be accepted by the academy, after September 23, 2019.

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