Future Leader Fellowship

The Future Leader Fellowship (FLF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. The FLF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders.




11 May 2017


Awards are for three years and it is expected that up to 12 fellowships will be awarded, each of a value of up to £300,000 (80% of the full economic cost). The total costs (100% full economic cost) requested may be up to £375,000.

This investment can be used to support personal salary as well as travel and subsistence, training activities, and research consumables, but not equipment. In addition to this investment, it is also expected that a substantial demonstration of support for the fellow be made by the host Research Organisation (e.g. in terms of access to facilities and equipment, training, research costs etc.). Applications are welcome from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements (e.g. part-time).


Reviewing stage: June – September 2017
Fellowship shortlisting for interviews: 4/5 October 2017
Fellowship interviews: 8/9 November 2017
Fellowship award notification: 30 November 2017

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.

Credit: Future Leader Fellowship 


Date Added: 4 May 2017

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