Applications will be assessed against the following criteria, around which the application process is designed:
- evidence of leadership and leadership potential
- relevance of the pathway programme to career aims
- impact on the individual, considering any circumstances which have affected access to relevant leadership or development opportunities
- understanding of the research and innovation environment
The assessment process follows the UKRI principles of assessment and decision making and will include 4 stages:
- eligibility check
- potential preliminary sift: in the event of a large number of applications, applications will be sorted into primary council affiliation, and assessed against the added value of participation on this programme compared to participation in professional development activities at your host organisation. Shortlisted applications from this process will then be scored against the full assessment criteria
- rating of eligible applications against assessment criteria
- panel discussion of eligible applications against assessment criteria: at this stage the panel will ensure the final cohort is representative of the eligible research community to maximise diversity and disciplinary spread. After ensuring disciplinary spread, applications will be assessed on merit. Where applications are judged to be of the same merit, the panel may make their final selections based on geographical locations and protected characteristics in order to ensure a diverse cohort which is representative of the eligible research community
The panel will consist of members of the FLF Development Network, including:
- board members
- UKRI representatives
- current future leaders fellows
Find out more about the network.
In line with UKRI principles any interests in, or connections with particular institutions held by members of the panel are declared, and where a conflict of interest is or may be perceived, those individuals take no part in any decisions relating to those organisations or their employees.