The Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships programme has announced 17 new awardees, including one Associate Research Fellow.
The engineering research supported by the latest fellowships addresses a range of new applications of AI and machine learning, health and medical care, energy supplies and power generation, as well as environmental safety and sustainability. Other projects include data security and high-performance laser technology.
Now in its 21st year, the Research Fellowships programme supports outstanding early-career researchers to become future research leaders in engineering. The fellowships are designed to advance excellence in engineering by providing funding for five years to allow awardees the freedom to concentrate on basic research in any field of engineering. This year the value of the awards has been increased to offer up to £625,000 over five years.
In addition to direct financial support, the scheme provides an opportunity to establish a research track record and, in turn, to be in a stronger position to apply for additional funding and grow a research team. Awardees also benefit from mentoring support from an Academy Fellow on research and career development as well as reduced teaching and administrative duties to allow time for research, training opportunities and networking with other Research Fellows and Academy Fellows.
The full list of Research Fellows and their projects is as follows:
An Associate Research Fellowship has been awarded to:
Associate Research Fellowships are awarded to applicants who have made the shortlist for an Academy Research Fellowship but decline the Academy’s award offer to accept a research fellowship with another institution. Although no longer eligible to receive the full financial support associated with an Academy Research Fellowship they are still eligible to receive in-kind support, such as training, mentoring, and networking events as well as some additional funding opportunities.
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