Enterprise Fellowships

Funding area: Commercialisation Support

RSE Enterprise Fellowships enable promising science and technology researchers to develop into successful entrepreneurs.

Awardees get to focus solely on refining their business ideas, whilst receiving one year’s salary, expert training in entrepreneurship and access to mentorship from business Fellows of the RSE and other successful entrepreneurs in the business community.

Since 1997, over 200 individuals have benefited from this highly competitive and prestigious programme which is supported by Scottish Enterprise (SE), BBSRCSTFC and NERC.

View the scheme brochure for more details.

The next deadline for Enterprise Fellowships will be in April 2017.

Fund duration

Enterprise Fellows are hosted by a university or research institute for the duration of the Fellowship which is twelve months.

Additional Information


If you have any further questions about the Fellowship, please contact the RSE’s Awards Manager, Anne Fraser, 0131 240 5013.


Please see this document for FAQs and if you have any further queries, please contact the RSE’s Awards Manager, Anne Fraser, 0131 240 5013.


The next deadline for Enterprise Fellowships will be in April 2017.

If you are looking to get your application prepared in the meantime, please use the following guidance forms for reference:

SE Enterprise Fellowships

Terms and conditions

Application guidelines

TTO guidance

NERC Enterprise Fellowships

Terms and conditions

Application guidelines

TTO guidance

BBSRC Enterprise Fellowships

Terms and conditions

Application guidelines

TTO guidance


Christopher Leburn – Chromacity Lazers

Margaret Anne Craig – Clyde Bioscience Ltd.

John March – BigDNA

Chris Doran – Geomerics