The Academy aims to provide additional support to applicants from groups that are persistently underrepresented within UK engineering through the grant application process. This positive action will contribute to improving diversity in the talent pipeline and widening the diversity of applicants and awardees within the Academy’s research grant schemes. Please see specific Access Mentoring guidance for each grant scheme.
To be eligible for Access Mentoring support, applicants must be either:
- Black people including those with any mixed ethnicity with Black ethnic background(s)
- Disabled people
The Academy accepts applicants’ self-declaration on the above identified underrepresented groups under the host institution’s guidance.
Eligible applicants are not obligated to undertake Access Mentoring.
PLEASE NOTE: Access Mentoring is a resource limited opportunity. Applicants do not need to wait until the deadline to submit their application and can be matched with a mentor as soon as the application is approved. Early submission is encouraged.