The LCN welcomes expressions of interest for UKRI Future Leaders fellowships

The London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL welcomes expressions of interest from early-career researchers or innovators interested in applying for UKRI Future Leaders fellowships.  

Expressions of interest from women and ethnic minorities are particularly welcome.

Interest is welcome from candidates in any area of nanoscience or nanotechnology, and especially in the fields of
•    Biomedical applications of nanotechnology (including nanosensors and nanomaterials) ;
•    Quantum computing technologies (hardware and software);
•    Nanophotonics and/or quantum optics with nanoscale systems;
•    Micro or nano-scale mechanical systems for cell or molecular biology;
•    Advanced scattering techniques (including X-ray or neutron scattering).
Candidates for the fellowships will need to receive support from the LCN and also from UCL in order to be put forward to UKRI; successful candidates will be supported for four years through the fellowship and then, subject to satisfactory review in Year 4, receive a further three years of tapered support from UKRI and from UCL, before taking up a permanent academic post.  

For further details about the scheme, please see the UKRI information page.


For the first round of fellowships, potential applicants should express their interests by submitting a CV and a short (maximum 2000 characters) statement of research interests on the attached form to the Director of the LCN, Professor Andrew Fisher, by midnight on Friday 18 May 2018.  The LCN’s Executive Committee will select those applications it is able to support during the week beginning 21 May and the supported candidates will then be forwarded to UCL for consideration at institutional level.   For applications that are supported by both LCN and UCL, we will then work with supported candidates to submit an expression of interest to UKRI by the deadline of 7 June 2018.  

A similar process will operate for subsequent UKRI fellowship rounds; deadlines will be posted at a later date.  

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Andrew Fisher (