Schemes for University Lecturers
Industrial Secondments Scheme
The current round is now closed.
The next round will be announced later this year
with an anticipated closing date in October.
The Industrial Secondments
Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for
teaching staff in Higher Education Institutions to
work on a collaborative project with industry. The
secondment allows the awardee to gain up to date
knowledge and first-hand experience of current
industry working practices, enabling them to improve
the quality and industrial relevance of their
teaching. Whilst on secondment the awardee may
pursue a research project to further enhance
knowledge transfer between industry and academia.
The scheme is open to
engineers from all disciplines and provides funding
to cover the salary cost of the applicant paid
pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at
the industry host. Awards can be for any period up
to six months full-time or a maximum of one year pro
rata. Secondments must involve transfer from a UK
university to a UK industry host. It is anticipated
that the university and industry host will establish
links for future collaborations.
Benefits to companies
Working with a highly qualified academic on a mutually beneficial subject
Develop links with university staff, laboratories, workshops and equipment
Make an input to the teaching of engineering and influence the next generation of engineers
Interact with students, offer placements, and recruit graduates
Benefits to engineering academics
Gain up to date knowledge and first-hand experience of industry
Improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching
Material for case studies and ideas for new modules and projects
Develop long-term links with industry
For further details please
contact the scheme manager Katie Melton.
[E-mail Katie Melton]
If you work in a 'Research
Grants Office' or equivalent, and so aid your
colleagues in applying to such schemes, please email
the research team to be added to a mailing list so
we can update you directly when core rules change
and new calls for applications are announced.
[E-mail Research team]