FLIER cohort 3

FLIER is a unique programme to develop leaders of the future who can create collaborations across the Life Sciences sector to drive innovation.

Key dates

Applications for Cohort 3 opened on 8 February 2022, 10:00 GMT. The application window will close on 18 March 2022, 17.00 GMT. 

The Academy is pioneering a unique programme to develop leaders of the future who can create collaborations across sectors such as academia, industry, charitable sector, the NHS, media/science communications, regulatory bodies and government to drive innovation.

The programme equips these future leaders with skills to help solve the biggest health challenges we will face, and enable them to seize opportunities afforded to us by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine.

FLIER is aimed at those in the middle of their career, established within their own sector with the seniority to effect organisational, cultural and inclusive change. They will have an emerging vision of how cross-sector working and collaboration could help maximise opportunities and solve the future challenges of research and healthcare. They will be looking to explore, influence and shape their vision in dialogue with colleagues across sectors.

We are looking for key characteristics including motivation, vision and potential to make a difference and lead change across the sectors, learning agility, and creative, innovative and radical thinking.

View the profiles of our first and second cohorts.


The FLIER programme is generously supported by the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation and the Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ‘Investment in Research Talent’ fund. You can find out more about our funding model and explore our donors here.

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