Andrew fellowship

The Institution of Chemical Engineers has created the Andrew Fellowship to commemorate the prestigious work of IChemE Fellow Professor Syd Andrew, a distinguished expert in the field of catalysis. The Fellowship provides funding for up to two candidates every year to undertake research in the field of Heterogeneous Catalysts.

Aims of the Fellowship

The primary aims of the scheme are to:

  • support the science of the formulation of heterogeneous catalysts
  • strengthen links between academia and industry by fostering active collaboration between research scientists and industry, and promoting a focus on the industrial applications of scientific research
  • support the catalysis research community, by promoting collaboration, furthering research and creating new knowledge, which will lead to significant development in the field
  • strengthen research excellence by supporting promising independent researchers and their and networks, to develop their research through training, collaboration, reciprocal visits, and the transfer of knowledge and skills.

The award supports research within the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis.


Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience and should normally be Early Career Researchers within the EPSRC definition

Applicants will normally be based in an IChemE accredited chemical engineering department. They should hold a permanent or fixed-term contract or an offer of appointment in a University and the Fellowship will only continue whilst these criteria are met. In the case of fixed-term contracts, the employment must continue for at least the duration of the Fellowship. A letter of support from the candidate’s department must be supplied, clearly explaining the employment position and setting out what support will be given to the Fellow in order for them to fulfill the terms of the Fellowship.

Since an objective of the Fellowship is to foster contacts between academia and industry, candidates must demonstrate a meaningful relationship with an industrial partner. A letter of support from that partner should be supplied with the application.

Applicants must be competent in oral and written English.

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