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Support for prospective arts and humanities Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) applicants

Date: 06/04/2020

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), strongly encourage early career researchers (ECRs) and innovators to make the most of a transformational opportunity for funding that is being offered through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) Scheme. This important scheme will enable arts and humanities researchers to develop high profile innovative research activities and exciting new partnerships.

To support prospective FLF applicants from the arts and humanities community, AHRC has published a supplementary document (PDF, 148KB) which features some of the most frequently asked questions from both researchers and research office staff from the arts and humanities community. The guidance has been compiled with insights from arts and humanities FLF award holders, FLF core panel members, the arts and humanities community and UKRI/AHRC staff.

Please note that AHRC’s supplementary document should be read in conjunction with the FLF guidance documents, which can be found on the Future Leaders Fellowships page of the UKRI website.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme

UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme (FLF) is a £900 million fund that is helping to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across UK business and academia. This cross-UKRI scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, IROs and other research and user environments. The support will enable each fellow to tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation and develop their own careers.

“It has been brilliant to see arts and humanities researchers design exciting and innovative interdisciplinary programmes of discovery on issues from cyber security and climate change to exploring death and burial and contested heritage.

Through their research, leadership and engagement activities, these future leaders will continue to carry the baton of excellence and impact for arts and humanities research.”

Anne Sofield, Associate Director of Skills and Public Policy, AHRC


Future FLF Call Deadlines:

Outline proposals are mandatory for each applicant intending to submit to Round 5 of this scheme. The deadline for receiving these is 16:00 on 2 June 2020.

Full applications for Round 5 must be submitted by all organisations via Je-S by 16:00 on 30 June 2020.

Round 6 is expected to close January 2021.

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

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