Funded fellowships are an excellent way for those who wish to have training in business and entrepreneurial skills before starting a new business.

RSE Enterprise Fellowships

With the support of partner bodies, the Royal Society of Edinburgh awards one-year Enterprise Fellowships which encourage the commercialisation of technology based
business ideas from academic institutions into spin out and start-up companies. The programmes fund a year’s salary, business training, business development and access to networks of mentors, business experts and professional advisers.

Contact: Anne Fraser
0131 240 5013

Scottish Enterprise Fellowship

The SE Enterprise Fellowships enable researchers, graduates and people with technical skills to play a key role in launching successful growth businesses out of Scotland’s science and technology base.

BBSRC Enterprise Fellowship

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Enterprise Fellowships aim to increase exploitation of ideas with commercial potential from BBSRC supported research.

STFC Enterprise Fellowship

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Enterprise Fellowships are designed to increase exploitation from the STFC research programme and enable an individual to advance the commercialisation of existing research results or technological developments.


Saltire Fellowship

This annual programme equips the Fellow with the skills and attitude required to take a leadership role within Scottish business. A 13-week entrepreneurship programme at Babson College (Boston, USA) is followed by two executive-level projects in Boston, visits to Silicon Valley and China, and a one week residential course in Edinburgh.

Who is eligible: Early to mid-career entrepreneur or potential business leader.
Application: Candidates can be sponsored by their employers or apply for open enrolment.

Contact: Sandy Kennedy
0141 548 4417