Future Leaders Fellowships

The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open. Future Leaders Fellowships could provide an individual with outstanding potential in your business with the funding and support to turn high impact research and innovation focused ideas into reality. 

 Through this scheme, your business could:

·    Receive funding of up to £1.5 million over four years

·    Attract or retain a talented innovator with untapped potential

·    Develop a significant new or enhanced research or innovation capability

·    Build networks and collaborate with other organisations

New for this year: we have introduced a Reduced Hours Fellowship for additional flexibility. Applicants can spend between 60 to 100 percent of their working time on this award, and up to 40 percent of their time focused on other activities within the business.

Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations. We welcome applicants from around the world.

Investment of up to £1.5 million over four years, with the ability to extend to up to seven years, will enable the next generation to benefit from outstanding support to develop their careers, and to work on difficult and novel challenges.

We want to fund the best fellows no matter what their background. The Future Leaders Fellowships scheme has been developed with unprecedented levels of flexibility to support applicants from a wide range of experiences, disciplines and sectors.