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 April 2018 (exact date tbc).  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 passed

This fund is currently closed for applications.

Fund duration

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

Additional Information

We will be running a number of briefings and application workshops prior to the April deadline.

Please see the below table for schedule. Location and timings will be updated once confirmed.

        Date     |         Institution           |         Time          |       Location     |     Brief / Application Workshop

23 January   |  University of Glasgow  |      Time: tbc         | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

15 February  |    University of Stirling  |       Time: 17.30    | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

20 February |   University of Dundee   |      Time: tbc          | Room 1G06, Dalhousie Building |Brief

21 February |            Perth College         |     Time: 12 noon  | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

23 February |   University of Dundee   |    Time: 10.00       |Dalhousie Building                           |Venture Pitch Final Marketing Stand

26 February | University of Aberdeen  |      Time: tbc         | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

26 February |          Moray College         |      Time: 14.30     | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

27 February |      Inverness College       |      Time: 10.00     | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

28 February | North Highland College |    Time:  09.30    | Location: tbc                                     | Brief

01 March      | University of Edinburgh |    Time: tbc          | Location: tbc                                     | Brief & Application Workshop

13 March      |  University of Aberdeen  |    Time: 13.30      | Location: tbc                                     | Application Workshop


If you have any questions, please contact the RSE’s Enterprise Officer, Hannah Chater, 0131 240 2799.

If you have any further questions about the Fellowship, please contact the RSE’s Enterprise Officer, Hannah Chater , 0131 240 2799.

Please click here to access our FAQs document.

The deadline for RSE Enterprise Fellowships is April 2018 (Date tbc).

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.

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 Hannah Chater, Enterprise Officer.

Christopher Leburn – Chromacity Lazers

Margaret Anne Craig – Clyde Bioscience Ltd.

John March – BigDNA

Chris Doran – Geomerics