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Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering (3 years)
Research Fellowships are intended to give scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity for early independence when entering their first or second post-doctoral positions.  They are open to all nationalities usually intending to carry out research at a UK institution.

Industrial Fellowships (3 Years)
Do you want to pursue a PhD without leaving your job or perhaps you want to collaborate with industry on research?  The aim of the this Fellowship is to encourage profitable innovation and creativity in British Industry – to the mutual benefit of the Fellow and the sponsoring company. Projects in any science or engineering discipline will be considered.   These Fellowships are open to company employed candidates or nominated Doctoral Centre / CASE candidates.  

Industrial Design Studentships (1 or 2 years)
These Master's level studentships are designed to stimulate industrial design capability among the country’s most able science and engineering graduates and are for 1 or 2 years duration. Applicants must have already secured a place on an appropriate Industrial Design course.

Fellowship in the Built Environment or Design (2 years)
A single Fellowship is awarded in alternate years for two years' research in a specified study area.
Applications for the 2021 Fellowship in the Built Environment are closed. 
The Commission will be awarding the next Fellowship in Design in 2022