UKRI is looking to fund fellowships of up to seven years to support talented researchers and innovators who are transitioning to research or innovation leadership.
Fellowships will be funded for four years in the first phase, with the option to apply to renew for a further three years later on.
The scheme aims to:
- develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK
- foster new research and innovation career paths including those at the academic, business and interdisciplinary boundaries, and facilitate movement of people between sectors
- provide sustained funding and resources for the best early career researchers and innovators
- provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes.
You do not need to hold a PhD and there are no eligibility rules based on the number of years since your PhD. However, if you do not hold a PhD, you must be able to demonstrate equivalent research or innovation experience or training.
There are no eligibility rules based on whether you currently hold a permanent or open-ended academic position or job role.
The FLF scheme has funded fellowships from £300,000 to over £2 million, and there is no preference for lower or higher cost proposals. You must include justification for costs over £1.5 million total UKRI contribution within the cover letter attached to the full proposal.
Deadline: 6 December 2022, 16:00 UK time