How to apply:
All applications must be submitted via the Academy's online Grant Management System.
Application form (you must first register with the system and create a profile).
Applicants must get approval and support for their proposal from their Dean/Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or similar), and the research grants office prior to submitting an application. We advise consulting them as soon as possible about a potential application.
Before applying please read the 2023/4 guidance notes carefully. Applicants are strongly advised to refer to these guidance notes when completing their application.
Please note: re-submissions are permitted. Please clearly articulate modifications and improvements that have been made, considering the review panel feedback.
The Chair must be hosted at a UK university for the 10-year duration of the award.
The Chair’s contract will be signed between the host institution/university and the Academy. The Chair in Emerging Technologies award will be paid directly to the host institution/university as outlined in their contract.
The awardee will be assigned a mentor (a Fellow of the Academy) to provide independent expert advice and guidance throughout the duration of the award. The mentor will also formally monitor the progress of the Awardee for the Academy.
The awardee must submit an annual progress report to the Academy, which will be reviewed and evaluated by the assigned mentor. The Academy may also convene an annual review meeting, at which the awardee, the university’s head of department/school, the mentor, and a member of Academy staff, will discuss progress and agree future plans.
A full review will be carried out in the fifth year of the award to confirm funding to the full ten-year duration. The overall aims of the mid-term review are to assess research progress against original objectives and milestones, the commercialisation potential, and pathways to impact for the emerging technology.
Please read the Mentoring and Reporting Guidance for Chairs in Emerging Technologiesfor full details of the Chair in Emerging Technologies mentoring and reporting requirements.