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(Applications typically close in February) 

SGIA welcomes early career researchers to apply for the Future Leader Fellowship scheme. Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch with SGIA academics in order to discuss potential mentoring and to secure the commitment of the school to host them.  

The scheme is designed to support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential to transition to or establish their independence in any area supported by UKRI, across all UK Research Councils.   

Although there are no eligibility rules based on years since PhD, prospective applicants should read the person specification in the scheme notes carefully to assess and justify their suitability for the scheme with reference to the objectives of the programme. 

The scheme offers a long-term, flexible and comprehensive package of support, including the fellow's salary and justified research, staff and training costs, with seven years of support available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year four.  

Support of the host institution will be a critical component of the fellowship. This includes a tapered salary commitment from year 3 and commitment that any successful applicants who are not on a permanent employment contract will be offered one during or at the end of the fellowship.  

This scheme is highly competitive and as with previous rounds we will be running an internal selection process to select the candidates to go forward. Typically, Schools can put forward one candidate. A second candidate can be put forward if they face a different Research Council.  

Visit UK Research and Innovation for more information.