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Up to £1.2 million funding for employee-led innovation

8 April 2019

The Future Leaders Fellowship scheme can help fund your most talented innovators

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is interested to hear from businesses who would like more information about hosting or collaborating on a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship programme, or those looking to host or collaborate on a fellowship.

Through the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme, your business could:

  • develop the leadership potential of an existing employee through a challenging innovation or research project
  • access funding (up to £1.2m over 4 years) to cover salaries and critical operational costs with your contribution being as low as 30 per cent of the total cost (depending on the size of business)

At this stage, all you need to do is register your interest. Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes.

Once UKRI receives your registration, they will provide you with further information on how the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme can help fund your innovation talent.

Register your interest now.

If you have any questions before you register, you can call the UKRI team on Tel 01793 416409 or email