As a Cranfield Sponsor to a ‘Cranfield University 75th Anniversary Fellow’, your role will be crucial in supporting the Fellow’s development to establishing research independence. Applicants are encouraged to identify Cranfield Sponsors as part of their application process. Therefore, Cranfield academics may receive requests to act as a sponsor, which you are encouraged to consider.

As a Cranfield Sponsor, you will be expected to take on a mentoring role and supporting the fellow by e.g. providing access to equipment and space that would be required by the fellow. You must be a permanent member of academic staff at Cranfield University. You are most likely a senior member of staff with significant experience as a Principal Investigator on research proposals.

If you are interested in sponsoring an applicant to the 75th Anniversary Fellowship Scheme, you can also approach any potential high quality applicants that you have identified and encourage them to apply for the scheme.

If you have any questions about the 75th Anniversary Fellowship Scheme, you can contact grantsteam@cranfield.ac.uk.