The RSE research awards programme provides types and amounts of funding unavailable from UKRI or other sources. These small-scale awards are critical for early and mid-career researchers, before attracting larger funding from UK, European and international sources.

 

The RSE plays a crucial role in advancing research excellence in Scotland through its Research Awards Programme. This programme fosters research capacity and leadership, positioning Scotland at the forefront of emerging research opportunities. By harnessing Scotland’s diverse research talent, the RSE contributes to the greater public good, both domestically and on the global stage.

The RSE commits substantial resources to its Research Awards Programme, providing types and amounts of funding unavailable from UKRI or other sources. These small-scale awards are critical for early career researchers before attracting larger funding from UK, European and international sources. The RSE also supports and promotes related Scottish Government research programmes and emphasises inclusion and the importance of early career researchers.

The Research Awards Programme underscores our commitment to promoting research excellence, facilitating international collaboration, and addressing critical societal challenges, positioning Scotland as a leader in cutting-edge research. 

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