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Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9

Funding to support ambitious research and innovation across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s remit. You must be an early career researcher or innovator who is either:

  • looking to establish or transition to independence
  • developing your own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting

Senior non-clinical fellowship

Apply for support to become an internationally recognised research leader.

Your research can focus on any area of MRC remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • have experience leading research funded by a major funder
  • be managing your own independent research group

Career development award

Apply for support to become an independent researcher in a medical research field.

Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council’s (MRC’s) remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • show evidence of career progression
  • show clear plans for developing as a leader in your area of research

Senior clinical fellowship

Apply for support to become an internationally recognised research leader.

Your research can focus on any area of MRC’s remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • be a registered healthcare professional
  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • have experience leading research funded by a major funder
  • be managing your own independent research group

Postdoctoral clinical research training fellowship

Apply for funding to reacquire research skills.

Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council (MRC)’s remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • be a registered healthcare professional
  • be a PhD graduate working outside of research, usually five or more years ago
  • show plans to pursue a research career

Clinician scientist fellowship

Apply for support to become an independent researcher in a medical research field.

Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council’s remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • be a registered healthcare professional
  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • show evidence of career development

Predoctoral clinical research training fellowship

Apply for funding to undertake a PhD.

Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council (MRC)’s remit to improve human health.

You must:

  • be a registered healthcare professional
  • be at an appropriate point in your training to undertake a PhD
  • show plans to pursue a research career

Renewal scheme for current Future Leaders Fellows

Successful applicants to the Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme have the opportunity to extend their four-year fellowship by up to a further three years.

This funding opportunity is available to current FLF award holders only and should be a continuation of the original FLF fellowship.

Researching motor neurone disease: highlight notice

Apply for funding to research motor neurone disease (MND).

You can get funding through any:

  • grants from MRC research boards or panels
  • MRC fellowships

You should apply through the existing funding opportunity that is most relevant to your science area and career stage.

Daphne Jackson fellowship

These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break. Fellowships combine a personalised retraining programme with a challenging research project. They are flexible, usually lasting two years at 0.5 full-time equivalent, although some UKRI funders may award longer.

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