The RSE’s new Research Awards programme launched today provides different funding opportunities, for all academic disciplines and for all career stages. It aims to ensure that the RSE provides for, and responds to, the needs of Scotland’s academic communities and society. Applications may be made from today.

The revised RSE Research Awards programme aims to support Scotland’s academic researchers, nurture promising talent, stimulate research in Scotland, and to promote international collaboration which will be of lasting benefit to the individuals and communities concerned and to wider society. The Research Awards Programme will run twice a year, spring and autumn, consisting of four main themes:

Small Grants

Research Workshop and Network Grants

International Awards

Research Fellowships

Supporting the vibrant Scottish research sector

The RSE’s new Research Awards Programme presents a range of opportunities for funding — across all disciplines and for all career stages. Building upon the Society’s proven record of support for research, impact, and public understanding, the new Research Awards programme is designed to support academic excellence across Scotland and to promote Scottish academic excellence worldwide.

Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA FRSE FAcSS, Research Awards Convener, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has refreshed its Research Awards Programme following an extensive review. We are confident that these new opportunities, supported by the Scottish Funding Council, will foster and support high-quality research and collaboration for the benefit of academia and wider society.

Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, Chief Executive for the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

RSE Research AWARDS programme

The RSE is inviting applications across five calls supporting all to realise their potential. For further details of each of these schemes, terms and conditions, and the deadlines for applications visit:

Designed to support personally conducted high-quality research. The awards are available to cover eligible costs arising from a defined research project.
A collaborative early stage of development into a research proposal.
Consolidate collaborative partnerships which expand activities of existing research or initiate new projects. Partnerships may be defined by a collaboration between colleagues in different disciplines and institutions.
Focus on a research project for up to 12 months, funding covers a temporary replacement to enable the awardee to take research leave.
Facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland with researchers overseas.