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Restricted Call: RAEng Research Fellowships and Engineering forDevelopment Research Fellowships 2019/20 (internal deadline: 12 August 2019)


The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) have announced their call for Research Fellowships and Engineering for Development Research Fellowships 2019/20.


This call is aimed at outstanding engineering early career researchers who have been awarded their PhD Certificate (or the PhD has been unconditionally approved)  no more than four years prior to the funder submission deadline. All Research Fellowships must commence between 1st August 2020 and 31st October 2020. The scheme provides funding for five years to encourage the best researchers to remain in the academic engineering sector.


The Engineering for Development Research Fellowships are a Royal Academy of Engineering scheme funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The Royal Academy of Engineering has funding to award four researchers an Engineering for Development Research Fellowship, as long as the proposed research project meets the official ODA guidelines. Each application is capped at a maximum contribution from the Academy of £500,000 over the five-year period, at 80% of full economic costs. Unlike in previous rounds, applications for EDRFs 2019/20 should not, at the application stage, provide a cost table of additional funding above the £500,000 standard limit to support international collaboration. For further information on the call and the application form, please check the Call Guidance Notes.


University Internal selection:

The number of applications the University can submit is limited to 4.

We are able to submit a 5th application if the applicant is from a group that is "persistently underrepresented within the engineering profession in the UK". As per the call guidance, these groups evidenced as persistently underrepresented within the engineering profession are women as well as black and minority ethnic. There is also anecdotal evidence that people with disabilities are underrepresented in the engineering profession). For further details please visit:


Therefore, an internal selection process will be set up according to University's Restricted Calls policy.


As part of this process, the Departments are asked to rank their internal applications and send the ranking and the applications to by Monday 12 August 2019. The internal applications should include:

·           the attached internal selection form;

·           CV (3 pages maximum) including a list of publications

·           a support letter from the Head of Department (Head of Division for Engineering applicants). The support letter should address the suitability of the applicant for the scheme, commitment from the host department and employment potential (if they are not already in an academic post). If a candidate is being put forward because they are considered to be unrepresented within the profession, then please indicate that they are being considered in this capacity.


The departments are also asked to adopt a proactive approach in encouraging researchers from unrepresented groups to apply. If any of the applicants put forward is from a group that is "persistently underrepresented within the engineering profession in the UK" as per RAEng guidance, please include that information in your priority ranking submission sheet. Please note that the candidates need to declare themselves.


Funder deadline: 4pm on Monday 23 September 2019.


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Posted on 11/07/2019

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