UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: round 7

The deadline for sending expressions of interest to Institute Directors is Friday 26th August 2022

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

This scheme is for early career researchers and innovators who are transitioning to or establishing independence, or who may be developing their own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting.

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.

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 here.

The deadline to submit the outline application to UKRI (after confirmation of institutional support) is 18th October 2022

The School of Advanced Study, University of London is allowed a maximum of two applications in this round. Anyone who wishes through the School of Advanced Study to apply for one of these fellowships should follow the process outlined below:

Application Process

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted by the end of 26th August 2022 to the director of the chosen institute, copying research@london.ac.uk. Descriptions of our institutes can be found here. The expression of interest should include:

  • CV
  • A 100-word abstract
  • An outline (two pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs – and explanation of why the chosen institution is the best place to host the professorship
  • Confirmation of the applicant’s eligibility under the scheme

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 2nd September 2022, and will have a month to work with the School on their outline application.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to supporting, developing, and promoting equality and diversity in all practices and activities, establishing an inclusive culture free from discrimination, and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy, and respect. We proudly acknowledge that variety and difference are intrinsic to the wellbeing and future development of the University. In higher education, several groups are underrepresented in the academic community and applications are therefore particularly welcome from applicants who identify as part of an underrepresented group.