Under the Newton Fund, the Royal Academy of Engineering is running the Industry Academia Partnership Programme which aims to build capability in engineering teaching, research and innovation in Partner Countries through supporting bilateral links between industry and academic organisations. The programme gives £50,000 toward salary, travel and subsistence costs for UK academic and industry partners to collaborate with their counterparts in; Colombia; Indonesia; Thailand and South Africa.
Types of activities supported
This call will offer support for travel, subsistence and salary costs related to collaborative activities among industry and academic partners in the Partner Country and the UK. Proposals must aim to further one or more of the IAPP’s outcome areas:
• Strengthened collaboration in research and knowledge-sharing between the partner country university and industry institutions and with counterparts in/from the UK;
• Enhanced industry input into engineering curricula and educational practice within partner country universities to improve uptake of practical engineering skills and enhance graduate employability;
• Enhanced capacity of engineering educators within partner country universities to teach course content and use novel pedagogical methods to upskill graduates;
• Building of working, mutually-beneficial models of cooperation between industry and academia for replication in partner countries; and
• Improved capacity of partner country institutions to learn from their experiences in industry-academia linkages and to share lessons with others.
Grants of up to GBP £50,000 are available. The project duration will not exceed 24 months, including all research activities and final reporting. The proposed start date for the project must be within March 2017 and all projects, including submission of reports, must be completed by end of February 2019.
The deadline for this call has been amended and is now 9AM (GMT) 19TH DECEMBER, 2016