Funding & Awards

Funding & Awards


The funding which the RSE provides supports Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing.  The programmes through which this funding is made available aim to:

  • Attract and retain those with outstanding potential to establish their Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Arts & Humanities careers in Scotland, and to make long term contributions to STEM and Arts & Humanities, and their application in Scotland.
  • Encourage enterprise & innovation and the commercialisation of technology-based ideas coming from academic research
  • Develop international collaborative links and enable participation in international research programmes

An annual event takes place in August/September at which Awardees formally receive their awards and have the opportunity to meet other Research Fellows, RSE Fellows and staff. 


We recognise excellence through awarding a number of prizes and medals, the highest of which is our Royal Medal. 

Winners of the 2015 Awards gathered at the RSE on 7 September for a presentation ceremony



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