UKRI Future Leader Fellowships round 8

16 March 2023

The School of International Relations welcomes interest from any internal or external candidates who wish to apply for a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) with the University of St Andrews as their host organisation.

These fellowships are for early career academics and innovators who are transitioning to or establishing independence. The fellowships support applicants from diverse career backgrounds, including those returning from a career break or returning to research following time in other roles. There are no time limits in respect of time spent outside a research or innovation environment. 

The FLF Scheme has already funded fellowships from £300,000 to over £2m, and there is no preference for lower or higher costed proposals. The UKRI FLF scheme provides a comprehensive, yet flexible, package of support in any research area supported by UKRI. The scheme aims to enable the next generation of researchers and innovators to benefit from this outstanding support to develop their careers, and to work on difficult and novel challenges in ambitious programmes of research.

Due to the competitive nature of theses fellowships, the University will select and submit a maximum of four high quality applications which must first be nominated by a host School/Department. 

If you believe you are eligible and are interested, please contact Dr Gurchathen Sanghera (School of International Relations, Director of Research,, by Friday 24 March 2023.