Centre for Reproductive Health

CRH’s Dr Rod Mitchell receives UKRI Future Leader Fellowship

Science Minister announces first wave of Future Leaders Fellowships, helping researchers and innovators become world-leaders in their fields.

Dr Rod Mitchell

Dr Rod Mitchell from MRC Centre for Reproductive Health received one of 41 fellowships.

  • Future leaders in science and research, to be based across the UK, get government backing for innovative projects
  • Over 40 researchers of different backgrounds and careers are each receiving investment
  • The investment is part of the modern Industrial Strategy – maintaining the UK’s world-leading science base whilst addressing the challenges of tomorrow

In a speech in London, Science Minister Chris Skidmore confirmed the first wave of Future Leaders Fellowships – 41 early career researchers at universities from Edinburgh to Bristol and from Belfast to London, who will each benefit from a share of £40 million towards cutting edge research addressing fundamental global issues, including tackling climate change and revolutionising travel across cities.

The scheme, supported by a total £900 million government investment over 3 years, invites people throughout the world with academic or business backgrounds, to apply for the prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship, which offers support to work closely with business to take their discoveries from the laboratory to the commercial market.

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