New grants open at Brunel University London for Australian planning fellows

Brunel University London will soon offer five short-term fellowships to Australian early career researchers, thanks to a new grant from Universities UK International’s (UUKi) Rutherford Fund.

Funded by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the new fellows will be tasked with researching resource efficient future cities, the environment, and health.

The researchers will be selected from the University of New South Wales, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Curtin University, University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, all of which are Brunel strategic partners.

The Rutherford Fund, which aims to attract global talent to the UK’s research base, invited eligible institutions to set out how they would use a grant of up to £150,000 to deliver a dynamic programme of research fellowships for early career researchers.

Professor Maria Kolokotroni, from Brunel’s Institute of Energy Futures, said: “Grants such as the Rutherford Fund allow British universities to attract the brightest young talent in academia.

“Australia is at the forefront of research on new approaches to solving built environment challenges and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming our newest fellows.”

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