Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence scheme

Apply now to the 2024 round of the Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence scheme.

The grant provides opportunities for enthusiastic, highly experienced industrial scientists and entrepreneurs to spend one day a week at a university developing a bespoke project that will:
1. expose university staff and students to state-of-the-art industrial research and development, and the scientific challenges faced by industry;
2. provide support and expert advice aimed at promoting innovation and the translation of research by Universities;
3. grow confidence in and understanding of business and entrepreneurship among staff and students;
4. provide career recognition to the award holders and support their professional development.

As an Entrepreneur in Residence, successful applicants will also join a network of like-minded individuals across the UK.

Submit your application by 18 September 2024. More information can be found on the Royal Society website. If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail, please email [email protected]

The value of the scheme is up to a maximum of £25,000 per year (including VAT where applicable), and is expected to cover the following:
  • Salary equivalent to 0.2 FTE of the award holder’s current salary to spend 20% of their working time at the host. The EiR's basic salary only will be paid during the secondment; the EiR's employer will continue to pay national insurance and pension contributions
  • Travel and project costs for award holder to travel to and from their host, and accommodation if required. Project costs to help deliver the aims of the project plan can also be included, as can conference attendance, meeting workshops and training