Sealey Associates

Case Study - UKRI

Higher Education Innovation and Collaboration

UKRI Future Leaders Fellows (FLF) Development Network Phase 2

Sealey Associates Ltd is contributing to a major partnership, led by the University of Edinburgh, that has been awarded £3.4 million to create a Development Network with approximately 500 research and innovation leaders from across the UK.

The second phase of the Future Leaders Fellows (FLF) Development Network will support 300 researchers and innovators appointed via rounds 4, 5 and 6 of the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme – UKRI’s flagship funding programme – as well as up to 200 additional Fellows. Members of the Network will have access to unique leadership training, mentoring, and engagement opportunities, designed to help them maximise the impact of their research and spearhead cutting-edge innovation.

Sealey Associates will be working alongside specialists from organisations in the academic, commercial, and third sectors including Vertical Future, Cardiff University, Queen’s University Belfast, the School of Advanced Study, University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, the University of Leeds, Vitae, and the Universities Policy Engagement Network.

The collaboration will run alongside the first FLF Development Network, established in October 2020, which supports 250 research and innovation leaders, including the first three rounds of
appointed FLFs.

The second phase of the FLF Development Network for Rounds 4-6 of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellowship scheme and up to 200 additional research and innovation leaders nominated by the
Research Councils. It will deliver novel training and development opportunities, catalyse knowledge exchange externally and internally, and promote collaboration building and networking
opportunities to help fellows navigate the changing research and innovation landscape. The programme is funded for three years.