Supporting the next generation

of business innovators

The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme  is now open. Future Leaders Fellowships could provide an individual with outstanding potential in your business with the funding and support to turn high impact research and innovation focused ideas in to reality.

Through this scheme your business could:

  • Receive funding of up to £1.5 million over four years
  • Attract or retain a talented innovator with untapped potential
  • Develop a significant new or enhances research or innovation capability
  • Build networks and collaborate with other organisations.

A recording of a recent webinar outlines the Fellowship’s purpose and answers several questions from businesses and academic and is available here.

How to apply? A second webinar explains “how to apply” with details on what should be included in your application and how to navigate JeS as a business. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here. There is also a blog with hints and tips on how to apply here.

New for this year is a Reduced Hours Fellowship for additional flexibility. Applicants can spend between 60-100% of their working time on this award, and up to 40% of their time focused on other activities within the business.

For more information on what’s involved, how to apply as well as to hear from current Future Leaders, visit the Future Leaders Fellowship web pages.

There is also a new Future Leaders Fellowships blog with further insights and some tips for writing your application.

Update on deadlines

Following feedback and the impact that COVID-19 has had, we have decided to extend the closing date for the Future Leaders Fellowships Round Five call. The opening dates will remain the same and people are able to put in applications at any point from the call opening.

The closing dates for both the outline and full submission stage have been extended by one month:

Outlines: previously Thursday 30th April, new closing date Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Full: previously Tuesday 2nd June, new closing date Tuesday 30th June 2020. There is more information on the impact of Covid-19 on the round 4 assessment and any concerns about Round 5 applications here.

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