1851 Royal Commission Industrial Fellowships Webinar

Want to complete an Industry-Based PhD after your KTP? Join this webinar to find out more about making this happen via The Royal Commission Industrial Fellowships Fund.

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14.00 - 15.00



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Would You like to Complete an Industry Based PhD after your KTP? Join this webinar to find out how.

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The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards Industrial Fellowships worth up to £100,000 to the UK’s most talented early career researchers. Applications are currently open. Industrial Fellowships are awarded to graduates with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to industry, for research supported by a company, leading to a patent, product or process improvement and a postgraduate award.

Applicants can pursue a PhD whilst working, allowing companies to conduct innovative research that furthers their business objectives, and accelerates the creation of IP.

Benefits include

  • Funding for 50% of the Fellow’s salary (up to £25K) for the three years of the Fellowship.
  • University fees paid up to normal levels for UK students.
  • Travel allowance of £3,500 p.a.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn more about the 1851 Royal Commission Industrial Fellowships Award and how they encourage profitable innovation and creativity in the british industry.
  • The webinar is targeted at KTP Associates approaching the end of their project before October 2021. It aims to provide information about the scheme and to answer questions from Associates, Universities or companies. The scheme is not restricted to KTP Associates but the webinar will be tailored for this audience.

Who Should Attend?

KTP Associates, University and University leads who have an interest in submitting an application for the scheme.


  • Welcome and Explanation of KTP – Industrial Fellowship Context
  • Introduction to The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • Scope and Background to Industrial Fellowships
  • Q&A

Keynote Speakers

Additional information

The deadline for applications is 11 February 2021. Interviews will be held in March 2021 with Fellowships commencing in October 2021. We recommend that potential applicants read the scheme details ahead of the webinar and discuss potential applications.

Scheme details can be found here.

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