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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships available

Updated on: 06 Mar 2020   First published on 26 Feb 2020

Future Leaders Fellowships is a £900 million fund that is helping to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across UK business and academia. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations, and welcome applications from clinicians.

This cross-UK Research and Innovation scheme supports 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 support will enable each fellow to tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation and develop their own careers.

Fellows will benefit from:

  • A scheme that is committed to supporting excellent researchers and innovators regardless of their background.  Fellowships can be held on a part-time basis for personal commitments and/or as part of a job share.
  • Networking across their cohort of some of the UK’s most talented researchers and innovators from different disciplines and sectors, putting them at the forefront of modern, interdisciplinary research.
  • A career boost, including time and investment for training and professional development, providing a route to an open-ended contract for academically hosted fellows (in line with organisational policies and practices).

Academic hosts will benefit from:

  • Support for early career researchers and innovators on their route to independence, providing an opportunity for them to establish new research teams within their institution.
  • Funding available for up to seven years, on a 4(+3) basis, allowing long term focus on a particular research or innovation problem.
  • The opportunity to attract and retain the most talented international researchers in their institution.

Find out more and apply

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