In response to the industrial strategy, Research Councils UK (RCUK) (UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)) has developed a fellowship programme to be supported through the National Productivity Investment Fund. Targeted at early career researchers (ECRs), RCUK / UKRI Industrial Innovation Fellowships will be a step change in the support provided by the research councils to the research leaders of the future, enabling some of the UK’s most talented researchers to undertake major new innovation oriented and intellectual endeavours.
For applicants within NERC’s science remit, NERC will be delivering these fellowships through Industrial Innovation Fellowships and Industrial Mobility Fellowships. Industrial Mobility Fellowships are 6-12 month fellowships to enable ECRs to spend dedicated, continuous time within industry aligned with the objectives of the Industrial Strategy and the challenge areas recognised therein, or for researchers within industry aligned with industrial strategy to second to a research organisation for the lifetime of the fellowship.
RCUK (UKRI) 2017 Industrial Mobility Fellowships support the delivery of the industrial strategy by supporting early career researchers to explore interdisciplinary solutions as well as addressing focused sectoral needs to the economic benefit of the UK, both in the short term and long term. This scheme will ensure that the UK industrial sector has a supply of skilled researchers and will nurture future leaders in both industry and the research base.
This call opens on Je-S 12 September 2017 and closes on 19 September 2017. It is anticipated that all Industrial Mobility Fellowships will commence by 1 January 2018 at the latest.