The university announced this new internally-funded research scheme at the beginning of 2013. Up to ten awards of up to £10,000 each are being offered every year to assist researchers in gaining experience of managing and leading their own research projects.
The scheme is a university-wide initiative, and applications are invited from academic and research staff from all Schools and Faculties. Rising-stars may be at any stage of their academic career, but priority will be given to researchers at the start of their career. Awards are made on the basis of merit and are awarded by a university panel of research experts.
A ‘Rising‐Stars’ award may be used as evidence of institutional support for RCUK new investigator grants and is part of a proactive support programme for our new researchers.
See further details of this award.