The funding which the RSE provides supports Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing. The programmes through which this funding is made available aim to:
Attract and retain those with outstanding potential to establish their Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Arts & Humanities careers in Scotland, and to make long term contributions to STEM and Arts & Humanities, and their application in Scotland.
Encourage enterprise & innovation and the commercialisation of technology-based ideas coming from academic research
Develop international collaborative links and enable participation in international research programmes