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New Future Leader Fellows to tackle global challenges

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9 May 2019

UKRI have announced the first 41 Future Leaders Fellowships, awarded to the next generation of researchers and innovators tackling global challenges.
Georgina Hines

The Future Leaders Fellowships will support ‘rising stars’ across research and business to meet a diverse array of challenges – from the revolution of mobile networks to building artificial tissues.

The £900m programme is led by UKRI and will guarantee the Fellow with four to seven years of funding for their research, plus ongoing support after their Fellowship.

Over the next three years, UKRI will host six competition rounds and award funding from the programme to around 200 new Fellows annually. Researchers from diverse backgrounds and career paths are encouraged to apply for the Fellowships, as long as their research fits within UKRI’s remit.

UKRI: Future Leaders Fellowships. Video: UK Research and Innovation

‘The Future Leaders Fellowships offer long-term support for the most talented researchers and innovators. Fellows will be encouraged to be adventurous in tackling tough and important research questions and opportunities for innovation,’ said Sir Mark Walport, CEO of UKRI.

‘The Fellowships offer opportunities to move across disciplinary boundaries, and between academia and industry. These Fellowships will enable us to grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world leading.’

You can find a complete list of the Fellows, here.

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