Meet the Awardees
Assessing the Human Rights Potential in Scotland’s External Relations
Developing a baseline to understand the current situation of human rights, what can be learned from other, similar sub-states, and finally, what can and should be done in the future.
Explaining strange photometry observed by Kepler
Researching the coupling of dust to stellar magnetic fields and its effects on light curves of M dwarves in an attempt to explain some strange photometry observed by Kepler.
Developing new methods and tools required to evaluate and model fire risks within South Africa
International knowledge exchange of fire scientists at the University of Edinburgh about Informal Settlements fires for developed countries around the globe to improve the resilience of informal settlements to fires.
Examining Scotland’s pioneering campaign to end period poverty
Professor Bettina Bildhauer is trying to understand why Scotland is currently at the forefront of campaigns to end period poverty, and to track and record the fast-moving debates on this issue.
Removing barriers to the democratisation of global satellite data and intelligence
The RSE Enterprise Fellowship spearheaded the commercialisation of Earth Blox - a cloud-based mapping software which democratises access to planetary scale satellite intelligence by removing the need for coding skills and deep domain expertise.
David Manlove – RSE Lord Kelvin Medal
The Lord Kelvin Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to physical, engineering & informatic sciences.
Privacy and security risks caused by thermal imaging
Imagine typing a private message on your keyboard before leaving it unattended for a few minutes. During that time, someone comes in and uses a thermal camera to take a thermal image of your keyboard.
Ferry Melchels – Dr Patrick Neill Medal – Video
The Dr Patrick Neill Medal are for early career researchers and business leaders for their outstanding contribution to their field of research or business.
Kathryn Rudy – RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal – Video
The Walter Scott Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences.
Latest RSE research funding opportunities
Applications due by Monday 25 October 2021
The RSE’s Research Awards programme invites applications across five different research funding opportunities to support all to realise their potential. Applications can be made from today.
The RSE Research Awards programme is one of the vital funding programmes supporting Scotland’s academic researchers, nurturing promising talent, stimulating research in Scotland, and promoting international collaboration. Supporting Scotland’s vibrant research sectors will have a lasting benefit to the individuals and communities concerned and to broader society.
The Research Awards Programme will run twice a year, spring and autumn. The deadline for applications is Monday, 25 October 2021.Read more about the latest RSE research funding opportunities
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We work with a range of research councils and public bodies to create partnerships specially designed to help recognise excellence and support leading research that benefits Scotland’s cultural, economic and social wellbeing.View funders
The RSE’s awards programme would not be possible without the continued support of our funding partners