The Brunel Fellowship is aimed specifically at researchers in the core subjects of civil, mechanical, electrical or aeronautical engineering seeking to address the primary infrastructure needs of modern society: the buildings we live and work in, transportation of many forms and the machinery and plant which supply our energy needs. One award will be made each year.

Changes to the application process for engineering projects

From 2021 there will be a separate competition for researchers in the core subjects of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering submitting applications which address the primary infrastructure needs of modern society: the buildings we live and work in, transportation of many forms and the machinery and plant which supply our energy needs. Pure and applied scientists, as well as engineers of any discipline proposing research outside the constraints of the Brunel award, should apply for consideration for a Science and Engineering Research Fellowship.

Those applying for a Science and Engineering Fellowship may not submit a duplicate application for this Fellowship.

Applications open in October

Do you have 3 years or less post-doctoral research experience and want to conduct innovative research of your own instigation in the core subjects of civil, mechanical, electrical or aeronautical engineering?

Fellowships are held from 1 October in the year of award (or such date in 2022 as agreed with the fellow), for a period of typically 3 years, and offers cannot be deferred to a later year.

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The Brunel Fellowship celebrates the lifetime contributions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the leading engineers of the 19th Century, who was at the peak of his contributions to society at the time of the Great Exhibition in 1851. Applications are expected to embrace a wide range of projects, from low-TRL visionary new concepts to high-TRL advanced research projects approaching commercial exploitation.

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Fellows

  • Dr Edward Hart

    Advancing main-bearing science for wind and tidal turbines

  • Dr Andy Tay Kay Ping

    Magneto-mechanical biomedicine for pain modulation and immuno-engineering