UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships at UEA 

Round 6 call is now open at UEA.

The UKRI Fellowships provide an exciting opportunity for early career researchers from anywhere in the world. We aim to nominate a number of applicants across Science for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme. 

This prestigious fellowship scheme provides long-term and flexible support over 4 to 7 years, with the prospect of an open-ended academic position at the end of the fellowship. Further details can be found at the UKRI Future Leaders Scheme website.

Potential nominees should discuss their fellowship ideas with the Head of School of one of our six Science Schools: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Pharmacy. 


How to apply

To be considered please send a two page CV and a maximum of two side A4 outline (minimum font size 11) briefly explaining what your fellowship would entail and how it would fit within the Faculty of Science at UEA.

Your application should be sent by 4pm on 5 November 2020 to


Further information

Expressions of interest, to be co-written by the University and the nominee, must be submitted to UKRI by 10 December 2020 and the full proposals are due on 19 January 2021 for this first round.

We will use the information submitted for your application for the purpose of selecting expressions of interest for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships at UEA. We do not collect more information that we need to fulfil this purpose and will retain the records for 12 months from the date of submission. 


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship

2021 applications are now open

The Faculty of Science aims to nominate five applicants for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship. These Fellowships are prestigious three-year independent postdoctoral positions for early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Applicants must have a track record of research, but should not have held an established academic appointment in the UK. 

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please discuss your fellowship idea with the Head of School or Research Director of one of our six Science Schools: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Pharmacy. They will provide further guidance on our application process.
The faculty deadline for consideration for the 2021 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme is 4pm Wednesday 18th November 2020.


Place of tenure: guidance from the Leverhulme Trust

The Fellowships are tenable in any university or institution of higher education in the UK. If awarded a Fellowship, a request to transfer the place of tenure will normally only be considered where there is clear evidence of career development opportunities and such requests are very unlikely to be approved unless the Fellow has been in post for at least one year at the time of the request. Requests to transfer an award prior to take up of a post will not be considered. Early Career Fellows are employees of the host institution and subject to that institution's terms and conditions of employment.