The fellowships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the Rutherford Fund, with the aim of attracting global talent and strengthening the UK's research base.
Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants invite eligible institutions to set out how they would use a block grant of up to £150,000 to deliver a dynamic programme of research fellowships for early career researchers (ECRs). By funding individual ECR mobility within the framework of strategic partnerships, the aim is to catalyse longer term and interdisciplinary collaboration. Grants are available to work in collaboration with any partner country, however priority countries have been identified for the scheme, and therefore applications to work with partners within these countries are particularly encouraged:
The outcomes of the Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grants scheme are expected to include:
The following 17 institutions will receive grants:
If you have any questions, please contact the UUKi partnerships team at Rutherfordqueries@international.ac.uk