Simon Industrial and Professional Fellowships

Regulations and guidance for the Simon Industrial and Professional Fellowship.

Introduction and background

The Simon Industrial and Professional (SIP) Fellowships were established in 1990 to complement the Simon Research Fellowships in the Social Sciences. The Fellowships provide opportunities for people employed in industry, commerce, the public sector, third sector, other professional services, or who are self-employed to undertake a fixed-term placement within the University. The Fellowship may be used for activities such as capacity building, or to scout and develop opportunities for business engagement, research impact, knowledge exchange or other activities of strategic importance identified by the University.

Individuals interested in applying for a Fellowship must secure an academic host who will be responsible for securing Head of School support for the activity and submitting the application. If you are interested in discussing your suitability for a Simon Industrial & Professional Fellowship but do not have a confirmed academic host, please get in touch as below.

Applications are open each spring from February to end-April, for Fellowships to be undertaken in the following academic year (Sep-Jul). If funds are remaining following the spring round a second call for applications will be run September to end-November for Fellowships that will run in the Jan-Jul period within the same academic year, note that this second round is not guaranteed.

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