The university has been running this internally-funded research scheme since 2013. Up to ten awards of up to £10,000 each are 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. Rising stars may be at any stage of their academic career, but priority is 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.