Knowledge Exchange Fellowships

Funding of up to £10,000 per fellowship

The aim of the Knowledge Exchange Fellowship scheme is to facilitate interactions between external organisations and the University which build and strengthen relationships and facilitate knowledge exchange.
The scheme will provide academic staff with an opportunity to work with a non-academic partner at their site, of for a non-academic partner to work on a project at the university for up to 9 months on either a full-time or part-time basis.
External partners may include industry, business, public sector/government organisations or third sector organisations. We are keen to support applications that focus on building and strengthening relationships between the University and external partners across the Leeds City Region as well as with national and international partners.
For outgoing exchanges, the scheme supports teaching buy-out to allow researcher to spend time at the partner organisation.  It is critical that the sabbatical does not impact on the delivery of the PI’s existing commitments and this should be managed with the current sponsor (e.g. via project extension) or Head of School. Match funding would be expected from external partners for secondments which extend beyond 6 months.
For incoming projects, this scheme will provide funding to enable individuals from external non-academic organisations to visit University of Leeds and be embedded within departments or research groups for an appropriate length of time. Visiting Practitioners will be expected to have a planned programme of KE or engagement activity for the duration of their time at the university.

Documents & Application Form