RSE Personal Research Fellowships allow eligible applicants to take up to twelve months to focus on a research project of their choice. The award provides funding for the appointment of a temporary replacement to enable the awardee to take research leave, either in their own institution or elsewhere, while remaining in continuous employment with their present employer. In addition to funding the salary, this grant funds research costs for the awardee. Fellowships are open to early and mid-career researchers. Applicants must be existing members of academic staff on open-ended or continuing contracts in a Higher Education Institution (HEI), Research Institution (RI), or Cultural Institution (CI) in Scotland.