AHRC Leadership Programme
RCUK has received funding through the National Productivity Investment Fund to develop a fellowship programme targeted at early career researchers (ECRs). These fellowships will be a step change in the support provided by the Research Councils to the research leaders of the future, enabling some of the UK’s most talented researchers to undertake major new innovation orientated, intellectual endeavours.
Applications of up to £250k (fEC) are invited through a highlight notice in the Leadership Fellows Scheme. The RCUK/UKRI Innovation Fellowships will allow ECRs to explore interdisciplinary research challenges and partnerships to the economic benefit of the UK.
For this highlight notice some of the eligibility of the Leadership Fellows Scheme has been waived and so it is important to read the FAQ and call documents before applying.
There are three thematic strands under which applications can be made
- Creative and Digital Economy Innovation Leadership Fellows
- Inter-disciplinary Interface Innovation Leadership Fellows
- Rutherford Fund Fellows- specifically aimed at non UK applicants.
Applicants should apply under the strand which most strongly reflects their research focus and their own circumstances.
For the Rutherford Fellows the proposed research will need to fall within the scope of one of the other strands (a or b).