The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (FLF) aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. Providing up to seven years of funding, for at least 550 early-career researchers and innovators, the scheme will tackle difficult and novel challenges.
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships can be held at any UK-based organization currently registered as eligible to apply to the research councils (for example higher education institutes, research council institutes, and eligible independent research organizations), or Innovate UK.
Scholarships Number and Award:
The support offered will be long-term and flexible and will provide a comprehensive package of support, including the fellow’s salary and justified research, staff, and training costs, with seven years of support available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four.
The case for support should make clear the long-term aims of the programme, and why they matter – while providing more specific plans and costings for the first four years.
For business applicants, those in the user community or other applicants, four years’ support may be sufficient and there is no need to apply for a further three years of funding if this is not required. Successful applicants will have the intellectual and financial freedom to develop and change direction over this period.
Education Level & Subject:
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 be a 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.
How to Apply:
There will be six calls for these fellowships; two calls per year between 2018-19 and 2020-21 (financial years), typically awarding at least 100 fellowships per call across UKRI’s remit (with the initial round being smaller, aiming to award ~50 fellowships).
This is a single scheme across the entire UKRI remit, with no ringfenced budgets for specific areas and no barriers to interdisciplinary or cross-sector research.
October 31, 2018