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Digital Roads of the Future


Future Roads Fellowships (FUTUREROADS) is a Fellowship Programme intended to foster excellence in experienced researchers' training, mobility and career development in advanced research into the digital and sustainable transformation of road networks. The programme has over 25 industry partners

Running over 5 years, the £5.9m project offers 27 fellowships, each lasting for 36 months, in 3 recruitment rounds focusing primarily in 5 areas:

  • Digital twins
  • Smart materials
  • Data science
  • Automation and robotics
  • Sustainability solutions

Fellows benefit from international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility. The programme allows applicants to have the freedom to develop their own ideas with access to excellent facilities.

It operates in line with the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, so spreading the best practices of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA).

A further aim is to establish a multidisciplinary training platform to strengthen researchers’ capabilities so they can work anywhere in Europe, and thus attract researchers from around the world to the continent.