RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence Programme
The Researchers in Residence (RiR) initiative will support university academics for research visits/residencies to one or more UK Catapults. The scope of these residencies could cover accelerating impact from RC investments and/or providing/generating information based on previous RC investments to support Catapult capabilities.
The value of each award towards supporting a RiR is up to £50k (100% FEC), which may be flexibly spread between one and four years. Funding will be awarded directly to the RiR’s host university (or other eligible research organisation) and not the Catapult. The award can only be used to cover the salary costs for the visit of each RiR, travel and subsistence costs, and any consumables used at the Catapult.
Further details, including how to apply, can be found at the Catapult Researchers in Residence Programme page at the Catapult website. The deadline for submission of proposals in this second round is Friday 23 March 2018. This is an ongoing initiative with opportunities being made available on a regular basis. The first round closed on 08 September 2017. The final round of opportunities will be made available on the Catapult website in due course with a closing date to be confirmed during Autumn 2018.
The Transport Systems Catapult, High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Digital Catapult, Future Cities Catapult, Energy Systems Catapult and Satellite Applications Catapult are working together to provide a unified process for application of the RiR awards.
Please note that Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will also be welcoming applications for their Researchers in Residence programme. Visit their websites to learn more about their opportunities.