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UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships at Aston University

RKE - Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 20 September 2022
Reference:  R220506
Release Date:  Tuesday 02 August 2022

College of Business and Social Sciences

College of Health and Life Sciences

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

We welcome expressions of interest from applicants who wish to apply for a UK Research and Innovation Future Leader Fellowship (UKRI FLF) with Aston University as their host institution.

The UKRI FLF scheme provides long-term support in order to enable Fellows to tackle ambitious programmes or multidisciplinary questions.  Talented researchers and innovators who are transitioning to research or innovation leadership may apply for seven years of funding. Find out more about the UKRI FLF scheme at: .  (This page includes a link to a database of Fellowships that have already been funded under this scheme.)

To assess and justify your suitability to apply for the UKRI FLF, you are strongly encouraged to refer to the person specification at Annex B in the guidance for academic-hosted applicants

Why Aston?

At the core of Aston University’s mission is an excellent research base which delivers impact for key beneficiaries including students, business, professions, public sector and region and society. Central to Aston’s Research Strategy are the four collaborative, multi-disciplinary University Research Institutes (URIs), each representing an area of critical mass and world-leading impactful research.  

  • Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)
  • Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
  • Aston Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment (IHN)
  • Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL)

Read more about world-leading research at Aston at:

Expression of Interest

Please contact to obtain a copy of the Expression of Interest (EOI) pro-forma. The EOI stage is intended to identify applicants who have the University’s support to apply to the scheme.   The University will work with the selected applicants to develop their proposal. 

It is expected that candidates will have discussed their EOI with the department, institute or centre within which they wish to be based.

You will need to complete and return the completed EOI proforma, together with a CV not exceeding 3 pages using the template required for the FLF scheme.   Please send your documents to no later than 23.59hrs BST on 20th Sept 2022.

Interviews will take place in the w/c 3rd October.  Please indicate your availability on the EOI form. 

For general enquiries, please contact 

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