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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme

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Proposals are invited for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF). This multidisciplinary fellowship scheme aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK, by providing up to seven years of funding, for at least 550 early-career researchers and innovators, across all areas of the Research Councils’ and Innovate UK’s remit.

Arts and Humanities early career researchers are strongly encouraged to make the most of a transformational opportunity for funding that is being offered through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships scheme.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 07/11/2019

There will be six calls for the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme between 2018 - 2021. Applications can be submitted in any area of research or innovation covered by the Research Councils and Innovate UK.

Round 4 applications close on 7 November 2019.

Expected closing dates for future rounds:

  • Round 5: June 2020 (TBC)
  • Round 6: January 2021 (TBC)

How to make an application

For full details of how a Future Leaders Fellowship could benefit you, along with who is eligible and key objectives of the scheme, please visit the UKRI website.

Further Information

One of the arts and humanities researchers that has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship is Dr Sadie Watson, based at the Museum of London Archeology.


The Future Leaders Fellowships Team can be contacted at UKRI Fellows or on (01793) 416409 to answer any queries not addressed by the guidance and documents below. However, UKRI cannot confirm eligibility prior to application and applicants must demonstrate how they meet the person specification as part of their submitted proposal.

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