The Royal Society Industry Fellowships 2019

The Royal Society Industry Fellowships 2019

The Royal Society is offering Industry Fellowships for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organization.

The Industry Fellowship, part of the Royal Society’s Industry programme, aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia in the UK.

The scheme provides a basic salary for the researcher and a contribution towards research costs. The scheme is currently funded by the Royal Society and Rolls-Royce plc.

Research expenses may be claimed up to the value of £2,000 per year. Awards can be for any period up to two years full-time or a maximum of four years pro-rata, i.e. an award could be held at 50% part-time for four years enabling fellows to maintain links with their employing institution more easily.


You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • have a PhD or are of equivalent standing in your profession
  • hold a permanent post in a university, not-for-profit research organization or industry in the UK
  • are at a stage in your career when you would particularly benefit from establishing or strengthening personal or corporate links between academia and industry as a foundation for long-term collaboration and development

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through the Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant. Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the Industry Fellowship panel.

Applications are initially assessed by panel members and a shortlist is drawn up. Shortlisted applications are then sent for independent review and are finally considered at a panel meeting. It is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application four months after the closing date.

We are committed to supporting applicants with disabilities. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the application process, please contact the team to let us know. Find out more about the Royal Society’s Science and Industry programme.

For more information regarding the scheme, please contact the Grants team on or call us on +44 20 7451 2666.

This scheme is open to applications and closes at 3 pm on Tuesday October 8, 2019.

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