Business Engagement and Innovation Services


Sir Colin Campbell Building and Aspire

Internal Fellowship programme supporting outreach, innovation and business engagement


The University has invested approaching £4m since 2011 in an internal award 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 17th Call

  Call 17
12 noon, 13th May 2019 Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest (EoI)       
Expected w/e 24th May 2019 Shortlisting notification
12 noon, 20th June 2019 Deadline for receipt of Full Applications (Applications in the Innovation stream should submit to their TTO contact a week in advance)
July 2019 Anticipated advice of results to applicants



A Hermes Fellowship supported the production of a series of  videos about the University of Nottingham's Fallow Deer Project.

The Deer of Hatfield Forest

The Deer of Charlecote Park

Belton House Deer - past and present

Petworth House and Park










Expression of Interest

Full Application Form


Hermes Call No 17

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Outreach Dr George Rice; T: 0115 82 32190
Business Engagement David Southall T: 0115 84 67246
Innovation and Healthcare Dr Kevin Hughes T: 0115 82 30042
Life Sciences Dr Toby Gould T: 0115 74 87080
Engineering Physical Sciences Dr George Rice and Belinda Good T: 0115 82 32190/84 67891

For disciplines not covered above

David Southall T: 0115 84 67246

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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