Independent research fellowships

New opportunities

New research fellowship opportunities.

UKRI Future Leader Fellowships

This cross-UKRI scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential to provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes.

The financial support offered will include 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.

Up to £1.2m funding is available per Fellowship. This is a single scheme across the entire UKRI remit, with no ring-fenced budgets for specific areas and no barriers to interdisciplinary or cross-sector research.

There will be six calls for these fellowships, with the first two deadlines in July and October 2018

It is mandatory for the first round of this call that host organisations submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for each of the applicants they intend to submit to the first round, by 7 June 2018.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences is interested in hearing from potential applicants to this scheme. If you are thinking of applying please contact