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 has been supported by Scottish Enterprise, BBSRC, STFC, NERC and QuantIC.

View the scheme brochure for more details.

The next deadline for Enterprise Fellowships is 1 November 2017.  Details on how to apply can be accessed via the Application Forms and Guidance section below.

Please note that NERC funded Enterprise Fellowships are not available for this round. 

Fund deadline

November 1, 2017 5:00 pm

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 click here to access our FAQs document.


Information workshops on Enterprise Fellowships are held around the UK prior to application deadlines.

These information sessions will:

  • Explain the background and success of the Enterprise Fellowship Programme
  • Outline the support provided: 12 months of salary support; business training; business mentors; access to professional/entrepreneurial networks; business development funding of up to £10,000
  • Cover the training that will be provided to successful applicants
  • Give information on the application process

Upcoming workshops:

28th September, 11.30 – 13.00
Room 810 MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen
Please contact grantsacademy@abdn.ac.uk to book your free space.


The deadline for RSE Enterprise Fellowships is 5pm on 1 November 2017.

To apply, please log-in or register for an account. Application documents can then be downloaded from the “Apply For Funding” area once signed-in. Please note that the same application form should be used for all Enterprise Fellowships, regardless of the funder.

When submitting your application, please also complete the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

To help you with your application, please refer to the Terms & Conditions, TTO guidance for all Enterprise Fellowships and Application Guidelines.

If you have any questions about the award or application process, please contact Anne Fraser, Awards Manager.


Christopher Leburn – Chromacity Lazers

Margaret Anne Craig – Clyde Bioscience Ltd.

John March – BigDNA

Chris Doran – Geomerics