Research Innovation Enterprise

RSE launches Research Awards Programme Spring 2023

The Royal Society of Edinburgh ((RSE) has launched its Spring 2023 RSE Research Awards Programme, providing distinct research funding opportunities for all academic disciplines, across all career stages. 

The RSE’s Research Awards are central to supporting Scotland’s vibrant research community by nurturing promising talent, stimulating research in Scotland, and promoting international collaboration.

RSE Small Research Grants

Designed to support personally conducted high-quality research. Awarding funding for up to 12 months to cover eligible costs arising from a defined research project. Read more >

RSE Research Workshops

A workshop is defined as “the coming together of scholars at the early stage of planning to develop collaborative research”. Designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition at an early stage of development. Read more >

RSE Research Networks

Consolidate collaborative partnerships and expand activities of existing research or initiate new projects. Partnerships may be defined by a collaboration between colleagues in different disciplines and institutions. Read more >

RSE Personal Research Fellowships

Funding for researchers to concentrate on a full-time research project of their choice. The Fellowship provides funding for the appointment of a temporary replacement, up to 12 months, to enable the awardee to take study leave, either in their own institution or elsewhere, whilst remaining in continuous employment with their present employer. Research costs are also included. Read more >

RSE International Joint Projects

Enabling international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland with researchers overseas is open to all countries and academic disciplines. Applications for two-year joint projects are invited from Scottish-based researchers to include an overseas Higher Education Institution, Research Institute or Cultural Institution of your choice. Funding is provided for researchers to cover travel, subsistence, and research expenses. Read more > 

Support for Edinburgh Napier Research Funding Applicants

Edinburgh Napier University has a dedicated team of Research Funding Managers who support ENU researchers and academics with funding opportunities for research and innovation.

If you are interested in applying to any of the above schemes, please get in touch with them at


Due to the volume of applications anticipated to the above five schemes, they will put in place an internal deadline of Monday 20 March 2023, by which all applications will have to be finalised and submitted on Worktribe for approval.