Funding available: Communities of Practice

The Development Network would like to support Future Leaders Fellows to develop their own communities of practice around a common interest, research area or theme.


We invite Fellows to contact us if you are interested in hosting an in-person social to connect Fellows to strengthen their research portfolios and build networks around a topic or theme. Themes might include climate, team development, artificial intelligence, and industry, for example.

We invite Fellows to contact Lauren at with their idea and why they think this topic or theme is of interest to the wider community, and a suggested location/venue, and date.


The Development Network will help you to shape the format, promote the event and finalise a participant list. The Network will also cover any reasonable costs associated with the event including travel and subsistence in keeping with the UKRI Travel and Subsistence policy.

Eligibility: At least one Fellow leading on the Community of Practice must be from Future Leaders Fellows cohorts 4-7. Where the lead Fellow is from cohort 4-6, the in-person social must take place before 29 November 2024.

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