Edinburgh Research Office

Knowledge exchange fellowship scheme

The aim of the Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme is to enhance connectivity and collaboration between the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and external stakeholders.

What is the KE fellowship scheme?

An opportunity to work with a research user in the public, private or third sector on a project of mutual interest.

What kind of projects do Knowledge Exchange Fellows undertake?

  • Carrying out research to inform the work of your organisation
  • Organising an event linking research and policy or practice
  • Building a network of relevant academics and practitioners
  • Developing a training course or programme
  • Working on a creative piece of work
  • Writing funding applications for larger knowledge exchange projects.

What do researchers gain from working with a Knowledge Exchange Fellow?

  • Work on a project which is of shared interest to you, the Fellow and their organisation
  • Access to expertise, networks and experience from industry, policy and practice
  • The potential for future collaboration with the Fellow and their organisation.

What the does the scheme offer Fellows?

  • The opportunity to work on a project which will be useful to you and to your organisation
  • An academic mentor
  • Access to the University library, including its extensive electronic resources
  • Access to a wide range of research seminars
  • Shared office space and other facilities as agreed with the host department

What is asked of the researcher hosting the Knowledge Exchange Fellow?

  • Support the Fellow to undertake the agreed project
  • Provide a workspace, and other facilities as agreed, within your department
  • Help the Fellow build their network through introductions and information about the range of research seminars across the College.

Is there funding available?

No, this is not a funded fellowship. The Fellow remains an employee of their organisation during the fellowship.

How can I get find out more?

Contact Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Adviser.