The RSE grants funding and awards to recognise excellence and support leading research that benefits Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing.

Funding & Awards


The RSE’s funding programmes aim to:

  • Attract and retain those with outstanding potential to establish their STEM and Arts & Humanities careers in Scotland
  • Encourage enterprise, innovation and the commercialisation of technology-based ideas coming from academic research
  • Develop international collaboration and enable participation in international research programmes

Prizes & Medals

We recognise excellence through awarding a number of prizes and medals, the highest of which is our Royal Medal.