Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence 2022-2023 (up to £20,000)


Closing date: September 23, 2022

Applications for the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence 2022-2023 are open. The Royal Society’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) scheme aims to increase knowledge and awareness in UK universities of cutting-edge industrial science, research and innovation.

The program offers enthusiastic, highly experienced industrial scientists and entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend one day per week at a university to develop a tailor-made project to:

  • Introduce university staff and students to the latest industrial research and development and the scientific challenges facing the industry
  • Provision of support and expert advice to promote innovation and translation of research results by universities
  • increase confidence in and understanding of business and entrepreneurship among employees and students
  • Offer award winners professional recognition and support their professional development


The EiR awards are valid for two years. The value of the program is a maximum of £20,000 per year (including VAT where applicable) and is intended to cover:

  • Salary equal to 0.2 FTE of awardee’s current salary for spending 20% ​​of their time with the host. During the posting, only the basic salary of the EiR is paid; the employer of the EiR continues to pay social security and pension contributions.
  • Travel and project costs for the award winner’s travel to and from their host and accommodation, if applicable. Project costs that help achieve the goals of the project plan may also be included, as may attendance at conferences, convention workshops, and training sessions.


  • The program covers all areas of life and natural sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
  • The program is open to applicants of any nationality who are eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the fellowship. Applicants should have a scientific and engineering background. You must be able to demonstrate significant academic experience in an industrial research context and one or more of the following:
    • Experience in managing collaborations between universities and companies as well as in the translation and commercialization of research results
    • Entrepreneurship experience such as company formation and growth, investments etc
    • Experience or interest in training, coaching or mentoring
  • Applicants can be either full-time, part-time or self-employed.


Applications should be submitted through the Society’s Flexi-Grant® grant management system. Applicants are expected to be informed of the outcome of their application 3 months after the application deadline.

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