This scheme will replace the previous ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme, which provided part funding for up to two years to high-quality candidates with a maximum of four years postdoctoral experience.

The New Investigator scheme aims to provide early career researchers with the opportunity to lead their first major research grant and gain experience of managing a research project and team.

You will be able to submit applications for this scheme at any time- there are no fixed closing dates. 

Further details are yet to be announced. 

Read more on the ESRC website about the new scheme here.