R230070 – UK Research and Innovation Future Leader Fellowships at Aston University

Aston University

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Vice-Chancellor – Office
Aston University Main Campus
Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 March 2023
Reference:  R230070
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 March 2023

College of Business and Social Sciences

College of Health and Life Sciences

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Interview Date: w/c 24th April 2023

We welcome expressions of interest from applicants who wish to apply for a UK Research and Innovation Future Leader Fellowship (https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/future-leaders-fellowships-round-8/ 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: https://www.ukri.org/what-we-offer/developing-people-and-skills/future-leaders-fellowships/what-are-future-leaders-fellowships/ .  (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 https://www.ukri.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/UKRI-17022023-Round-8-Guidance-for-Academic-hosted-Applicants.pdf

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: https://www.aston.ac.uk/research

Expression of Interest

Please contact [email protected] 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.

If you have any queries about the form or the process, please so ask. We will endeavour to answer all questions. 

We hope to host a 1-hour info session early w/c 20th March. If you e-mail to obtain a copy of the EOI you will be automatically invited

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 [email protected] no later than 31st March 2023.

Interviews will take place in the w/c 24th April.   Please indicate your availability on the EOI form. 

For general enquiries, please contact [email protected] .

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