Welcome to the Research Development website. We provide professional and career development opportunities for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and early-career research staff.
Researcher Development is a service that works in partnership with Colleges, Graduate Schools and key services (such as HR, Careers, the library and Employee and Organisational Development) to coordinate professional and career development opportunities for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and early-career staff.
We aim to ensure researchers are equipped with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences, from research integrity training to project management, leadership, collaboration, public engagement, enterprise or research impact. Glasgow has been shortlisted for a THE Award for Outstanding Support for Early-Career Researchers for four separate initiatives since 2009 and has a strong reputation for supporting researchers to take the lead in their own development.
Visit the Early-career researcher hub to find out how we engage with our ~1000 research staff through our annual conference, postdoctoral researcher forum and CROS survey and see how these feed into new policies, such as our Code of Practice for the Management of Researchers.
Careers advice is available through the University's Careers Adviser for research staff, including one to ones and workshops. 'Careers outside academia' is a topic at the research staff conference and Graduate Schools often run mock interview or networking events with industry employers, which are open to staff. Katrina, the researcher careers adviser, can advise on relevant events and will email about these throughout the year.
At Glasgow, we have a strong commitment to enabling researchers to take the lead in their own development and support this through our New Initiatives Fund.
Researcher Development in funding applications - for PIs, Supervisors and Administrators
Researcher Development staff within RSIO can advise on funder expectations and good practice in researcher development. If you are a PI or a Doctoral Supervisor and would like to discuss tailored or bespoke provision for particular groups or build this into a funding application (e.g. a Doctoral Training Centres or ITN) please get in touch.