UKRI have announced a new round of funding for their Future Leader Fellowship (FLF) scheme. This is a highly competitive scheme that provides funding for up to 7 years (4 initially + an additional 3) for a Fellowship programme that tackles ambitious and challenging research questions. Visit here for the full scheme details.
The scheme supports early career researchers (ECRs) with outstanding potential. UKRI does not define what is meant by an ECR, but does issue a Person Specification for applicants. Case studies of the successful applicants, their host institutions and research can be seen here.
Deadline: Tuesday 2nd June 2020
In order to manage applications, to ensure only the most competitive are submitted, an internal process is in place. An Expressions of interest (EOI) should be submitted to your UCRKE Head, if you wish to submit an EOI please contact your UCRKE Head and/or Research Development Manager.
EOI Deadline: Tuesday 25th February 2020
The second stage will involve successful applicants of the EOI submitting a full application which will be assessed by a University panel to determine which proposals will be submitted.
Second stage deadline: Wednesday 15th April 2020
Please note: UKRI have confirmed a further deadline for the scheme in January 2021. Potential applicants will therefore have time to develop a competitive proposal for a future round and strengthen their track record.
For those interested in applying an information session will be taking place next week:
Date: Monday 10th February 2020
Location: John Dalton Building, E0.05
The session will cover the following:
- RKE to provide introduction to the scheme and description of the internal processes
- Kate Pahl to discuss experiences as peer reviewer for several FLF proposals
- Julia Rouse to discuss experience of being on the panel for Arts & Humanities
- Questions from attendees
If you wish to attend please contact Researchapplications@mmu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.