This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories. The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants and individuals should use the person specification to assess and justify their suitability for the scheme. The support of the institution will a be critical component of all fellowships which will enable the fellow to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence in any area supported by UKRI.

Applicant and host information

Applicant citizenship: Worldwide

Host country: United Kingdom

Years since PhD:

Award details

Award: up to £1.5 million over a four-year period

Award Duration (years): 7

Research costs:


Mobility rule: No

Subjects: All subjects

Additional comments: The support of a UK based host organisation is essential for all applications to the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme. To apply to the FLF scheme, the organisation must be eligible to receive Research Council funding or be a UK based business or Catapult eligible to receive Innovate UK funding. (Further information on organisations eligible to receive funding) Applicants from both the UK and elsewhere are welcome to apply for a fellowship supported by a UK host organisation. Future Leaders Fellowships support applicants from diverse career paths, including those returning from a career break or following time in other roles. We also encourage applications from those wishing to work part-time. Our assessors will take into account time spent outside an active research or innovation environment, whether through career breaks, flexible working or time spent working in other roles. This is a single scheme which covers the entire UK Research and Innovation remit, with no ringfenced budgets for specific areas and no barriers to interdisciplinary or cross-sector research.

How to apply? For further eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: Official Funding website

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