The University of Leeds has recently launched an initiative to attract candidates for externally funded fellowships. The most promising candidates who come forward will be allocated an academic mentor and will receive intensive support to put together applications for a fellowship schemes. Where necessary, additional university funding may be available to top up any fellowships won (for example to purchase additional equipment). There is a dedicated website with full information about the initiative including how to apply:
The deadline for expressions of interest is 29th June.