You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.
You can find advice on completing your application in:
- the Je-S handbook
- renewal guidance document in the ‘additional info’ section
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Submitting your application
Before starting an application, you will need to log in or create an account in Je-S.
All investigators involved in the project need to be registered on Je-S.
Any investigators who do not have a Je-S account must register for one at least seven working days before the funding opportunity deadline.
- Select ‘documents’, then ‘new document’.
- Select ‘call search’.
- To find the opportunity, search for: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Renewal.
This will populate:
- council: MRC
- document type: Fellowship proposal
- scheme: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
- call/type/mode: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Renewal
Once you have completed your application, make sure you ‘submit document’.
You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
The funding opportunity remains open at all times on the Je-S system with no formal closing date, but with submission windows. The FLF team will assign applications to meetings based on when they are received.
There will be three assessments periods per year, with submissions typically closing in April, July and December.
The meeting in which fellows should apply to will be dependent on the end date of their initial FLF award. If fellows are granted a no cost extension, the initial end date will be extended to take into account the additional time requested, and this date should be used instead.
If there is a reason which means you are unable to submit to your allocated meeting, please advise the FLF renewal team as soon as possible.
A full list of confirmed meetings and which meeting you should apply for can be found in annex A of the renewal guidance document in the ‘additional info’ section.
Your application must include the following attachments:
- case for support
- justification of resources
- head of department supporting statement
- additional activities (academic only)
- finance form for non-academic fellows (non-academic only)
There are a number of different documents you may need to submit with your application, depending on your proposed area of study and host organisation. These could include:
- cover letter
- data management plan
- project partner letter of support
- support for NHS costs
- signed animal usage declaration
- use of rodents overseas form
- facility form
- technical assessment (or equivalent) form
- British Antarctic Survey logistic support
- NERC ship time and aircraft requests
For full details, refer to the renewal guidance document in the ‘additional info’ section.