STFC-UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme in UK, 2018

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The new STFC-UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme in UK,2018, is currently available to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. This scheme aims to support excellent and high potential future research and innovation leaders.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (FLF) aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK.

UK Research and Innovation brings together nine Councils including STFC into a single organisation that aims to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world.

Scholarship Type

Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Field of study:

Applications can be in any area of research or innovation in the Research Councils and Innovate UK.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The support will be long-term and flexible and will provide comprehensive package of support, including the fellow’s salary and research, staff and training costs, with seven years of support available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four.
  • For business applicants, those in the user community or other applicants, four years’ support may be sufficient.

To be taken in(Country):

UK

Scholarship Number :

There will be six calls for these fellowships; two calls per year between 2018-19 and 2020-21 (financial years), typically awarding at least 100 fellowships per call across UKRI’s remit.

Eligible Nationality:

The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Candidates are to hold a doctorate by the start date of the fellowship or to be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience and/or training.
  2. These fellowships are for early career academics and innovators who are transitioning to / establishing independence.There are no eligibility rules on years since PhD or whether the applicant currently holds a permanent/open-ended academic position or job role2.
  3. Applicants must have significant support from their hosting organization (s). Host organisations are also to use the scheme to bring outstanding individuals to the UK from abroad.
  4. Applications are welcome from those returning to research or innovation from a career break or following time in other roles; there are no time limits in respect of time outside a research or innovation environment.
  5. Fellowships may be held on a part-time basis in order to combine research/innovation with personal responsibilities.
  6. It is expected that fellows’ full working time will committ to these fellowships or activities related to the fellowship from the start of the award. Awardees will have the flexibility to develop a breadth of experience and partnerships, and secure further research/innovation funding later in the award, but should ensure that these other activities do not compromise their focus, or achievement of the aims of the fellowship.
  7. Students whose first language is not English are to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level by the University.

Application Deadline:

3rd July 2018

Application Procedure: 

 There will be six calls for these fellowships; two calls per year between 2018-19 and 2020-21 (financial years), typically awarding at least 100 fellowships per call across UKRI’s remit (with the initial round being smaller, aiming to award ~50 fellowships).

Submit all applications via the Joint Electronic Submission system Je-S by 16:00 BST, 3 July 2018 for the first round.

Full details are available in the Overview of the scheme and completing the application form documents below.

The second round will close in October 2018.

You can begin the application by clicking on Scholarship Link

To access other opportunities, click Research Scholarships

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