The Royal Academy of Engineering currently have two calls open, both closing on 31 May 2016:
This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professors to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates.
Under the scheme, senior industry practitioners deliver face to face teaching and mentoring at the host university. They may also contribute to postgraduate teaching, curriculum development (such as the development of new modules/programmes) and strategy development. This award provides up to £10,000 per year over three years for a Visiting Professor to support the university with these activities.
Industrial Secondment Scheme
The Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.
The secondment will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching. The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines.
The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30,000 towards the salary costs of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.
Please look at the full calls for more information or contact your funding team representative: