UKRI 2017 Industrial Innovation Fellowships

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In response to the 2017 Industrial Strategy, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) developed a fellowship programme supported through the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). Targeted at early career researchers (ECRs), UKRI Industrial Innovation Fellowships are 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.

UKRI 2017 Industrial Innovation Fellowships support 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.

Industrial Innovation Fellowships are three-and-a-half-year research fellowship awards where the fellow undertakes a programme of research clearly aligned with the objectives of the industrial strategy - and particularly the core challenge areas identified within the green paper - whilst maximising the impact of this research through working in collaboration with users of research.

NERC awarded 24 Industrial Innovation Fellowships (PDF, 165KB) through this call of which eight, to international applicants, are funded as Industrial Innovation Rutherford Fellowships. All awards commenced January 2018.


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