Future Leaders Fellowships is a £900 million fund that is helping to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across UK business and academia.

It 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: a Reduced Hours Fellowship has been introduced for additional flexibility. Applicants can spend between 60-100% of their working time on this award, and up to 40% of their time focused on other activities within the business..

Key dates

Deadline for outline proposal | Thursday 30 April  2020| 4:00pm

Deadline for full applications | Tuesday 2 June 2020 | 4:00pm

Briefing webinar

A webinar to share more about the scope, eligibility and tips to apply is taking place on Wednesday 8 April from 11:00am-12:30pm. Find out more and book your place

Additional resources to help you apply

Visit the Future Fellowships blog for useful hints and tips to make your application stand out from the crowd.

Find out more and apply

Full details about this programme can be found on the UKRI website