Business Engagement and Innovation Services

HERMES Fellowships

Sir Colin Campbell Building and Aspire

Internal Fellowship programme supporting Outreach, Innovation and Business Engagement


The University has invested over £2m over the past five years in a new internal fellowship programme to support outreach, innovation and business engagement. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), the activities
supported by these awards must be geared towards HEIF goals of achieving economic and/or social benefit
to the UK.

Applications are particularly encouraged from projects that can demonstrate a tangible return on investment.


Fellowships are aimed at PDRAs, researchers and academic members of staff from all campuses and fund a
range of activities, including buying out time to focus on achieving specific goals in these areas.

Further information about eligibility, UoN/HEIF targets and available funding can be found in the
Hermes Fellowships Guidelines.


The programme started in September 2011, and following confirmation of the University's HEIF allocation is now scheduled to run until July 2017 with Calls in May and October each year. However, applications with exceptional potential will be considered out of these call dates. For further information email David Southall or T: 0115 84 67246.

Timetable for 12th Call

Monday, 17 October 2016 (9am) Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) open         
Monday, 7 November 2016 (9am) Deadline for submission of EoI
Monday, 5 December 2016 (9am) Deadline for submission to TTO of Innovation Strand Full Applications
Monday, 12 December 2016 (9am) Deadline for receipt of Full Applications (all Strands)

Related Links

Expression of Interest

Full Application Form


Click below for further information about the Hermes 12th Call:

 Outreach Dr George Rice                           T: 0115 82 32190                
 Business Engagement Dr Dan King  T: 0115 95 13946
 Innovation and Healthcare Dr Caroline Sykes  T: 0115 82 30042
 Life Sciences Dr Gillian Shuttleworth   T: 0115 84 32189
 Engineering Physical Sciences Dr George Rice  T: 0115 82 32190

 For disciplines not covered by the above

Dr George Rice  T: 0115 82 32190

Business Engagement and Innovation Services

Sir Colin Campbell Building
University of Nottingham Innovation Park
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Nottingham, NG7 2TU

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