The fourth round of the Distinguished International Associates programme will be open to researchers, academics and engineers working on Technologies for the Future.
The Academy works to create a sustainable society and inclusive economy that works for everyone. Designing, developing and deploying technologies for the future in service of a sustainable society and inclusive economy is a global endeavour. International partnerships provide valuable routes to gain insights and intelligence, exchange best practice and develop collaborations that address shared priorities.
DIA round four will facilitate partnerships between engineers and researchers in the UK and internationally who are working on technologies for the future. Eligible technologies for this round include, but are not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Future telecommunications
- Quantum Technologies
- Autonomous systems
Why should you apply?
- To access enhanced opportunities to collaborate with a cohort of DIA associates in the thematic area of Technologies for the Future.
- To become a part of a network of international experts who can contribute to the Royal Academy of Engineering’s work, in the UK and internationally, around the safe and ethical development and deployment of Technologies for the Future.
- To strengthen bilateral partnerships with exceptional UK-based researchers and engineers
Potential applicants who are unsure of their work’s thematic eligibility will be encouraged to contact the Academy in the first instance (Edmund.email@example.com).
To be eligible:
- All lead applicants must be based outside of the UK.
- The programme is aimed at mid-late career researchers. We anticipate that applicants will already have established an international track record in their discipline, and be recognised as international leaders or emerging leaders in their field. We will make appropriate allowance for applicants who have had career breaks.
- Applicants must be working in an area related to the theme of 'Technologies for the Future'. This includes, but is not limited to, artificial intelligence, future telecommunications, semiconductors, and quantum technologies. Please reach out to us if you are unsure if you're area of work will be eligible.
- Applicants are expected to have an existing collaboration with the UK, which the award will deepen, in an area that contributes to at least one of the Academy’s strategic goals - sustainable society or inclusive economy.
- The programme of activities should must have the objective of strengthening collaboration between excellent researchers, innovators and practitioners who are working at the cutting edge of engineering research or innovation.
- Applicants should be affiliated with an organisation, institution or University that can help administer the funding (the Academy cannot send funding to individuals). Please note that, on award offer, non-UK applicants will be required to undertake due diligence checks before the award is confirmed.
- DIA alumni and current awardees will not be eligible to apply to the fourth round of the programme, but can act as collaborators of another lead applicant.
- The proposed activities and collaboration must highlight the value of the strengthened links for their home country’s engineering community, in addition to them as individuals and the UK community. There is an expectation that Associates will engage with the Academy in actively promoting and communicating this value. However, applicants should consider how they will innovatively use technology to engage people in these activities.