Royal Commission for the exhibition of 1851 Industrial Fellowships (Charity / Trust)
Reference Number: R183
Key Award Information
About eight Industrial Fellowships are offered each year for selected graduates, working in British Industry, who have a good first degree in engineering, science or medicine. Of these one Fellowship is offered in the electro-technology sector in cooperation with the ERA Foundation.
The Commission sees its Industrial Fellowships as catalysts in the encouragement of innovation and creativity in British industry. Although the Fellowships are awarded to individuals, their parent companies and associated universities derive equal advantage from the scheme. As can be seen from recent case studies, awards are made across the full breadth of British Industry.
Companies have found that, apart from the kudos of the award and a useful contribution to their cash flow, the Fellowship adds focus to their R&D Programme, provides career development for a favoured employee or could allow for an additional researcher to be employed. It formalises valuable links with academic centres of excellence whose departments equally benefit from the 1851 accolade, the mutually connection with industry, and the final cash award.
Companies are urged to encourage application by their most talented staff. It must be in their, and the nation's best interests. Applicants and their employers are assured that, once awarded, the 1851 Fellowships are refreshingly free of tiresome bureaucratic procedures, and lay no claim on intellectual property rights or commercial-in-confidence material.
International links and travel are encouraged.
- 50% of the Fellow's salary, including the employer's share of national insurance and superannuation is paid, up to a limit of £21,000 p.a., reviewed annually.
- University fees are paid.
- Overseas travel costs up to £3,500 p.a. are paid.
- Duration of up to three years, renewable annually on receipt of appropriate reports.
- Honorarium to the University of £10,000 on completion is paid.
Number of Awards Available: About eight Industrial Fellowships are offered each year.
Applicants must be working in British Industry (employed by a British-based company).
Academic Criteria: Applicants must have a good first degree in engineering, science or medicine. Recipients will have established links with appropriate staff at a British University, and be within five years of graduation. Earlier qualified candidates may apply but it is unlikely that those already with substantial post-graduate qualifications will be accepted.
Residency: Applicants must be British or Commonwealth citizens, resident in UK
Other: Applicants must have identified a research and/or development topic, leading to a patent, product or process in conjunction with a higher academic award.
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted on the downloadable application form (http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk/ind_fellow.html), and must be accompanied by:
- Full CV, including academic record;
- Description by the candidate of proposed programme of work including milestones and deliverables;
- A Programme showing balance of research and company activity plus costed travel details;
- Letters of endorsement of project and candidate support from proposed technical (industrial) supervisor and academic supervisor;
- Company profile and information (maximum 4 sides)
Application Form: Available from the website: http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk/ind_fellow.html
Appointment to the Fellowship will be made during May. Fellowships commence at the beginning of September in the year of award.
General enquiries are best addressed to the Secretary at the address shown below:
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
453 Sherfield Building
London SW7 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8790
Fax: +44 (0)20 7594 8794