STFC RCUK Innovation Fellowships

STFC has received an allocation of 10-12 three-year RCUK Innovation Fellowships, as part of Government funding for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). We are therefore inviting proposals from departments, or consortia of departments, to host one or more fellowships. It is expected that the fellowships will start on or before 1 April 2018, although earlier starts are encouraged where possible.

STFC RCUK Innovation Fellowships will support excellent researchers to work on research projects which build programmes of innovation and translation from research within the STFC core programme remit. Projects should ideally cross disciplines, particularly across the research councils, and be broadly aligned with the core themes, challenges and opportunities highlighted in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

Research should be focused on providing interdisciplinary answers to complex problems as well as addressing focused industry and sectoral needs through, for example, proof of concept and market research to the social and economic benefit of the UK.

An intention of RCUK Innovation Fellowships is to attract excellent fellows from overseas (including the European Union), so departments are encouraged to recruit from an international field.

How to apply

Closing date for applications: 16:00, 4 October 2017.

Proposals may be submitted by any UK university(ies) or independent research organisation eligible for STFC grant funding. There is no need to name the fellow that would be appointed, although a specific individual may be specified if this is known. Please read the Call document for more information and how to apply.

For further information, please email the Fellowships office.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000