BSSRC seeking proposals to the RSE Enterprise Fellowship programme

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is currently seeking proposals to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship programme to support researchers who wish to play a key role in the commercialisation of their research.

The RSE Enterprise Fellowship programme provides salary and formal business training allowing the Enterprise Fellow to focus solely on developing their business over the timeframe of the award.

For the first time the BBSRC and the RSE are piloting the option of a part-time Enterprise Fellowship; please see the BBSRC Enterprise Fellowship terms and conditions document for more details.

Enterprise Fellowships are available to academic staff, research staff and postgraduates with relevant experience in a UK Higher Education establishment or BBSRC Strategically Funded Institute. Please see the regulations on the RSE website for more details regarding eligibility criteria and BBSRC remit.

Enterprise Fellowships are also supported by Scottish Enterprise, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and QuantIC. More details on these programmes are available on the RSE website.

The current closing date for applications is 26 April 2017 at 5pm. Please visit or contact Anne Fraser for further information.

Anne Fraser, The Royal Society of Edinburgh:

David Hendry, BBSRC: