UKRI 2017 Industrial Mobility 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 Mobility 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 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.

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.

NERC awarded four Industrial Mobility Fellowships (PDF, 91KB) through this call of which two, to international applicants, are funded as Industrial Mobility Rutherford Fellowships. All awards commenced January 2018.


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