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Opportunity profile: ‘Something Brunel would like’

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The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 spotlights its early career infrastructure engineering fellowship

Top tips:

  • The Brunel Fellowship focuses on infrastructure-driven, heavy engineering, but other engineering projects are still welcome in the main Research Fellowships scheme
  • The Brunel Fellowship is ideally for projects at technology readiness levels of 4 or 5
  • Letters of support from, and collaborations with, industrial partners are highly valued
  • Innovation and novelty are the watchwords for bids to both schemes
  • Reviewers will also look for a sense that the project proposed is truly the applicant’s own

This year, the competition for the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851’s single Brunel Fellowship will be run separately from its competition for Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering. Applicants proposing projects, in the commission’s words, “in the core subjects of civil, mechanical, electrical and aeronautical engineering seeking to address the primary infrastructure needs of modern society” should apply for the Brunel Fellowship.

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