The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology welcomes expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) with UKCEH as their host organisation.

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research institute carrying out excellent environmental science with impact. Our 600 scientists work to understand the environment, how it sustains life, and the human impact on it. We provide the data and insights that governments, businesses and researchers need to create a productive, resilient and healthy environment.

The Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is a UK Research and Innovation scheme which supports talented early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential over four years, with the opportunity to extend to up to seven years. This provides long-term, flexible support to enable those funded to tackle ambitious and challenging research and innovation, while developing their own careers.

Applications are welcome from those returning to research or innovation from a career break or following time in other roles. Fellowships may be held on a part-time basis.

Full details on eligibility are available in the round 8 call on the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships website, which also provides more information on previous Fellowships.

How to express interest

This scheme requires significant host institution support, which UKCEH will provide to support potential candidates. If you are interested in applying for a UKRI FLF round 8 application with UKCEH as the host, please contact recruitment@ceh.ac.uk marking your email ‘UKRI FLF Round 8’.

Please include in your email a short CV and a short abstract describing the proposed research area and its fit to UKCEH strategy (no more than 250 words) by 15 May 2023. If you are selected by UKCEH to apply for this scheme, we will provide full support with the application submission and expect a full draft science case of the proposal by 15 June 2023 to meet the UKRI deadline of 4 July 2023.