Research and collaboration boosted by Royal Society of Edinburgh funding

Congratulations to colleagues who have received fellowships and awards in this latest round.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced its funding outcome with focus on creating and strengthening collaborations. 

Early Career Fellowships  

Congratulations to the following who have received RSE Saltire Early Career Fellowships:  

  • Dr Benjamin Giblin, postdoctoral researcher in cosmology, will receive funding for his project on ‘Shining Light in the Dark: Enhancing Insights into the Dark Universe with Gravitational Lensing and Machine Learning’, collaborating with researchers at the Universitat de Barcelona. 
  • Dr Nathan Moynihan, postdoctoral researcher based in the School’s Particle Physics Theory group will work with colleagues in the University of Dublin on ‘Scattering Amplitudes, Gravity and the Celestial Sphere’. 
  • Ms Frederika Phipps, PhD student, is collaborating with the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias on ‘Globular Clusters in Cosmological Simulations: Evolution Beyond Formation’. 

The RSE saltire early career Fellowships provide PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and Early Career Researchers with a 3–12 month opportunity to focus on a research project of their choice in a university or research institute in another country. The fellowship supports career development and high-quality research production through European connections and collaboration via research placements. 

Project collaboration awards

Prof Richard Blythe’s work on ‘Statistical mechanical theories of emergence in biological systems’ has received a RSE Saltire Facilitation Network Award. This is in partnership with colleagues from the Statistical Physics and Complexity Group at Edinburgh, the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. The award is designed to create and consolidate a collaborative Scotland – EU partnership over a two-year period.  

Dr Sean McMahon has been awarded an RSE Saltire International Collaboration Award.  This award aims to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland with researchers in the EU for up to two years, in this case, colleagues in the University of Uppsala. Their collaboration will focus on improving our understanding of how to recognise the earliest evidence of life in our solar system. 

Royal Society of Edinburgh  

The RSE is an educational charity providing public benefit throughout Scotland. This round of grants totals £1,805,000, funded by the Scottish Government, through the RSE Saltire Research Awards. Grants covers a total of 93 research projects across Scotland.