Funding & Awards
The funding which the RSE provides supports Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing. The programmes through which this funding is made available aim to:
- Attract and retain those with outstanding potential to establish their Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Arts & Humanities careers in Scotland, and to make long term contributions to STEM and Arts & Humanities, and their application in Scotland.
- Encourage enterprise & innovation and the commercialisation of technology-based ideas coming from academic research
- Develop international collaborative links and enable participation in international research programmes
An annual event takes place in August/September at which Awardees formally receive their awards and have the opportunity to meet other Research Fellows, RSE Fellows and staff.
We recognise excellence through awarding a number of prizes and medals, the highest of which is our Royal Medal.