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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

This scheme is for early career researchers and innovators who are transitioning to or establishing independence.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9

The deadline for sending expressions of interest to Institute Directors is 15 March 2024.

The pre-announcement for this round is available on the UK Research and Innovation website.

Find out more about the Institute Directors.

About the scheme

Member Institutes and the Digital Humanities Research Hub  at the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the ninth round of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme.

This scheme is for early career researchers and innovators who are transitioning to or establishing independence.

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 should be able to demonstrate equivalent research or innovation experience or training.

You can apply whether or not you currently hold a permanent or open-ended academic position or job role.

There is no minimum or maximum award value.

Your project can last for up to four years, with the option to apply to renew for a further three years.

Further details can be found on the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships website.

The deadline to submit the application to UKRI (after confirmation of institutional support) is 18 June 2024.

The School of Advanced Study, University of London welcomes all qualified applicants to submit an expression of interest to apply through the School, which can support a maximum of two applications in this round.

Application process

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted by the end of 15 March 2024 to the director of the chosen institute, copying Descriptions of our institutes can be found here. The expression of interest should include:

•    A narrative CV based on this document template can be downloaded (Word doc) or another document outlining your qualifications and experience, if you prefer).
•    Up to 250 words, outlining your research idea and what benefits you see in working at the University of London.
•    Confirmation of your eligibility under the scheme (please refer to the scheme guidance.

All EoIs will be then reviewed by an internal panel. Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by the end of the week commencing 8 April 2024, and will have two months to work with the School on their application.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We prioritise creating an inclusive culture that promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of our practices and activities. We acknowledge that diversity and difference are fundamental to the success and growth of our university. We recognise that in higher education, there are underrepresented groups in the academic community. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people who identify as part of an underrepresented group, including, but not limited to, women, ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and people from low-income backgrounds. We value and appreciate the diverse perspectives and experiences that these individuals bring to the academic community and are committed to promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.