Becoming a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow is a fantastic vote of confidence in and recognition of my achievements and potential. With this award I aim to develop an intervention that reduces the risk of maternal depression and anxiety and gives adolescent mothers the hope and skills to make a good life for them and their children by packaging aspects of existing, evidence-based interventions in a way that is attractive to young mothers, their families and service providers.– Dr Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
She continues, ‘It will allow me a previously unimaginable amount of time to fully concentrate on this research and continue to strengthen my research and leadership skills as well as build the capacity of researchers in Mozambique and Kenya. I can’t wait to start!’
The 90 UKRI Future Leaders Fellows have been announced today and the initiative aims to support the creation of a new cohort of research and innovation leaders who will have links across different sectors and disciplines. Awardees will each receive between £400,000 and £1.5 million over an initial four years. The grant supports challenging and novel projects, and the development of the individual. The breadth of research and innovation areas that these fellowships support is a key aspect of the scheme.
The Future Leaders Fellowships are UKRI’s flagship talent programme, designed to foster and nurture the research and innovation leaders of the future. We are delighted to support these outstanding researchers and innovators across universities, research organisations and businesses.– Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation