The Catapults are a series of 11 not-for-profit research and innovation centres in the UK that bring together businesses with the research and academic communities. They allow businesses, engineers, and scientists to work together on late-stage research and development.
One of these 11 centres is the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), which works together with industry, government authorities, and research bodies that are championing innovation in transport. The TSC seeks to support the development of new and emerging technologies that transport people and goods more smartly and efficiently.
To help increase the connection between the UK research base and the Catapults, the Catapult Researchers in Residence (RiR) programme was recently launched. This fellowship scheme offers academics from universities or other eligible research organisations up to £50,000 to spend time working in a Catapult team. This might take the form of a residency or a study visit. Funding for the RiR is provided by the Research Councils UK.
The TSC is offering three openings in the first round of the RiR scheme:
- Intelligent Mobility and Artificial Intelligence;
- Cybersecurity in Intelligent Mobility;
- Modelling and Visualisation for Air Quality in Urban Settings (in conjunction with the Future Cities Catapult).
The deadline for applications to the programme is 17:00 GMT on 8 September 2017.
All applicants must be academic employees of an eligible organisation and be resident in the UK.
To find out more, visit catapult.org.uk.