The UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including Research Councils’ institutes and laboratories.
The support of the institution will be critical component of all fellowships which will enable the fellow to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence in any area supported by UKRI.
The objectives of the scheme are:
• To develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK;
• To foster new research and innovation career paths including those at the academic/business and interdisciplinary boundaries, and facilitate movement of people between sectors;
• To provide sustained funding and resources for the best early career researchers and innovators;
• To provide long-term, flexible funding to tackle difficult and novel challenges, and support adventurous, ambitious programmes.
There will be six calls for these fellowships; two calls per year between 2018/19 and 2020/21 (financial years). The resources requested should reflect the needs of the research/innovation project proposed. Applications exceeding £1.2m (over the first four years) should ensure they have a discussion with UKRI office staff prior to submission.
Outline Proposals (Expressions of Interest) are mandatory for each applicant intending to submit to this call. Host Organisation support for the submission of the Outline Proposal must be sought and agreed before the Outline Proposal is submitted.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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quinta-feira, 02 de Maio de 2019 às 19:59 (37 dias restantes)
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The FLF scheme welcomes applications from both UK and international early career researchers and innovators.
This is a single scheme across the entire UKRI remit, with no ringfenced budgets for specific areas and no barriers to interdisciplinary or cross-sector research.
This scheme aims to support excellent and high potential future research and innovation leaders.
Applications must be submitted from UK institutions eligible for Research Council funding or organisations eligible to apply to IUK. However, as long as they are hosted by an eligible UK-based organisation, Fellows can spend extended periods overseas if it can be clearly justified in terms of their programme of work and meets the overarching aims of the scheme. In addition, we encourage applicants to consider spending time in other internationally leading research or innovation organisations – either in the UK or abroad – for the purpose of training, collaboration and/or access to data or other resources not available at the applicant’s host organisation.
Applicants must demonstrate within their application how the UKRI FLF award will support and enable their long-term career goals and clearly demonstrate that their skills and experience at the time of application match those expected.
1. Applicants are expected to hold a doctorate by the start date of the fellowship or to be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience and/or training. These fellowships are for early career academics and innovators who are transitioning to /establishing independence. Senior academics and innovators are not permitted to apply. There are no eligibility rules based on years since PhD or whether the applicant currently holds a permanent/open-ended academic position or job role. As the FLF aims to enable the fellow to transition to or establish their research/innovation independence, applicants who have already achieved research/innovation independence (e.g. by securing funding aimed at this career stage) will not be competitive. Applicants should use the person specification (below) to assess and justify their suitability for the scheme with reference to the objectives of the programme.
2. Applicants must have significant support from their hosting organisation(s). Host organisations are also encouraged to use the scheme to bring outstanding individuals to the UK from abroad.
3. Applicants must have: a) the necessary level of skills, knowledge and experience to take forward the proposed project / programme; b) a track record of producing challenging, original and productive research and/or innovation outputs that stands out in their field; c) flexibility to adapt to opportunity and embrace new directions.
4. Fellowships may be held on a part-time basis in order to combine research/innovation with personal responsibilities. Applicants can propose to hold a fellowship on a part-time basis for four years or can choose to request a part-time fellowship over a longer timeperiod which would have equated to four years full-time as they wish; job shares are also possible.
5. It is expected that fellows’ full working time will be committed to these fellowships or activities related to the fellowship from the start of the award. Therefore, those with substantial ongoing research commitments as a result of participation in other grants are ineligible to apply. Fellows in receipt of full-time awards would not be expected to be spending more than in the region of six hours a week (pro-rated for part-time fellows) on these other commitments (or undertaking up to two sessions a week in the case of clinical fellows) during the first two years of the fellowship. Awardees will have the flexibility to develop a breadth of experience and partnerships, and secure further research/innovation funding later in the award but should ensure that these other activities do not compromise their focus, or achievement of the aims of the fellowship.
6. Applications are welcome from those returning to research or innovation from a career break or following time in other roles; there are no time limits in respect of time spent outside a research or innovation environment.
7. Applications must be submitted from UK institutions eligible for Research Council funding or organisations eligible to apply to IUK. However, as long as they are hosted by an eligible UK-based organisation, Fellows can spend extended periods overseas if it can be clearly justified in terms of their programme of work and meets the overarching aims of the scheme. In addition, we encourage applicants to consider spending time in other internationally leading research or innovation organisations – either in the UK or abroad – for the purpose of training, collaboration and/or access to data or other resources not available at the applicant’s host organisation.