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Future Leaders Fellowships

Fund Name

Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9, business and non-academic

Project Length

Min. 4 years

Project Value

£300k - £3m



UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £110 million for ambitious research and innovation projects in any sector, and tailored support to develop careers for future leaders. This funding is from UKRI.

The aim of this competition is to:

  • support ambitious research and innovation to tackle difficult and novel challenges
  • support excellence in innovation, across interdisciplinary boundaries and sectors
  • develop, retain, and attract the next wave of research and innovation leaders

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Fund details

Projects must:

  • deliver research or innovation above and beyond the standard activities of the organisation
  • maximise the impact and influence of the proposed work
  • include a clear programme of skills development, allowing you to fully develop your leadership potential through, for example, mentoring and
  • professional development training
  • have the full support of your host organisation


Projects must:

  • have a grant funding request of between £300,000 and £3 million
  • last for a minimum of four years, with the option to extend for a further three
  • be based at, or have the support of, an eligible non-academic host organisation
  • 50-100% intervention rate
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