UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship - Round 4 Information Session




1:00PM - 2:00PM


Seminar Room, First Floor, Research and Enterprise, 63 University Road


This session will provide the latest advice for applicants to Queen's for Round 4 of the FLF scheme including; details on the scheme, the internal selection process and instructions on how to proceed with your application.

Round 4 of the prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship scheme is expected to open in the coming weeks, ahead of a full submission deadline in October 2019.

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential through a 4 (+3) year fellowship.

These Fellowships are for early career academics and innovators, senior academics are not permitted to apply. As the FLF aims to enable the fellow to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence, applicants who have already achieved research/innovation independence (e.g. by securing funding aimed at this career stage) will not be competitive.

NOTE: Due to the taperered salary requirements, time commitments and expectation of an open-ended contract after the fellowship, Queen's will operate an internal selection process to determine the most appropriate candidates for institutional support. Candidates will be required to submit an internal expression of interest and CV according to strict guidance and timelines as part of this process.

The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international applicants and individuals should use the person specification to assess their suitability for the scheme. The support of the institution will be a critical component of all fellowships which will enable the fellow to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence in any area supported by UKRI.

The objectives of the scheme are:

  • to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK
  • to foster new research and innovation career paths including those at the academic/business and interdisciplinary boundaries, and facilitate movement of people between sectors
  • to provide sustained funding and resources for the best early career researchers and innovators
  • to provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes.


To register, please email  with your contact details and "FLF Info Session 25th June" in the subject line.

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