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

NEW RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship programme is open for applications – see below.

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.