Business Engagement and Innovation Services

HERMES Fellowships

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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 2020 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 13th Call

Monday, 15 May 2017 (9am) Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest (EoI)       
Week ending 19 May Shortlisting notification
Monday, 12 June 2017 (9am) Deadline for submission to TTO of Innovation Strand Full Applications
Monday, 19 June 2017 (9am) Deadline for receipt of Full Applications (all Strands)





 Outreach Dr George Rice                           T: 0115 82 32190                
 Business Engagement David Southall  T: 0115 94 67236
 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 or Andy Naylor  T: 0115 82 32190/84 66196

 For disciplines not covered by the above

Dr George Rice  T: 0115 82 32190

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The Ingenuity Centre
University of Nottingham Innovation Park
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 2180
fax: +44 (0) 115 823 2181