UKRI funded, Fellow led

The Future Leaders Fellows Development Network is a programme designed to support the professional development of Future Leaders Fellows.

The Network delivers specialised leadership training, access to networks and mentors, and collaborative opportunities, so that members can pursue world-class interdisciplinary, cross-sector research and innovation.

PATHWAYS Programme

A new cohort of 60 UKRI-funded researchers have joined the Future Leaders Fellows Development Network through the PATHWAYS Programme.

PATHWAYS offers participants a range of tailored leadership and development opportunities, including access to workshops, networking events, mentoring, and one-to-one coaching with specialists.

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“Everything I have done with the Future Leaders Fellows Development Network has been absolutely brilliant. Fellows are so lucky to have such a talented team supporting us, inspiring us to keep asking the big questions, and helping us support each other. ”


The PATHWAYS Programme Core Offers


An interdisciplinary, cross-sector event that fosters collaborations between researchers and innovators who normally don’t get the chance to meet.

Leadership Retreats

A three-day residential designed to give you insights into navigating the process of leading research and innovation programmes, and managing teams.  

Community Building

This one-day community building event, held in July 2024, is designed to help solidify connections developed over the course of the PATHWAYS programme.


On-demand, one-to-one sessions with a professional coach plus our bespoke 360 Feedback Programme based on our unique Leadership Model.

Leadership Mentoring

In our tailored Leadership Mentoring Programme, participants are hand-matched with an experienced mentor for six months of focused development time.

Project Management

Our online course explores the effective application of project management principles to research projects based in universities and research organisations.

Your Core Offers registration

All PATHWAYS participants registered for their Core Offers at the start of the Programme. If you can’t remember which Core Offers you signed up for, please contact us at

“My 360 feedback and review were incredibly helpful. I gained many important insights that will help shape and progress my research career.”


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Access regular leadership development opportunities from the Future Leaders Fellows Development Network’s programme of online workshops and events.

These events will be available from April 2023.

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