Industrial Doctoral Fellowship 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 ERA Foundation-funded industrial doctoral fellowship are now open for applications.

Do you have 3 years or less post-doctoral research experience and want to conduct innovative research of your own instigation?

Applications will close 18 February 2016. Application are made entirely online.

Fellowships are awarded to selected, exceptional graduates with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to Industry for a programme of doctoral level research. They are open to company employed candidates or nominated Doctoral Centre / CASE candidates.

The freedom to undertake research that is of benefit to an industry I love has brought me great personal satisfaction and joy.
Dr Sara Ridley, Industrial Fellow 2009

Quite simply the gateway to my future as a scientist. It made me independent and free to develop whatever research I chose. I do not think that my career would have been the same without it.
Professor Richard Goody, Research Fellow 1951

The aim of the scheme is to encourage profitable innovation and creativity in British Industry – to the mutual benefit of the Fellow and his or her sponsoring company. Projects in any science or engineering discipline will be considered.

Around 9 awards are made each year, one of which is designated the ERA Foundation Fellow for the electro-technology sector.

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