Researcher-led initiative awards
The Researcher-led Initiative awards are intended to enable postgraduate research students and early career research staff to be creative, proactive, and empowered, through the process of initiating, designing, managing and delivering new professional development activities for their peers that will develop the skills and experience needed to progress their careers.
The Researcher Development team has an annual fund to support the development and cascading of personal, professional and career management skills by and for postgraduate research students and early career research staff across the University of Exeter.
The awards support short-term, well-defined initiatives that develop and deliver transferable skills training experiences and/or resources to the applicants’ peers across departments. Collaborative applications were encouraged.
Applications were be reviewed on a case by case basis and all applicants received feedback after the awards have been allocated.
Applications werebroadly centred around one of the following themes:
- Non-academic career development
- Academic career development
- Professional development of researchers in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences
- Promoting the development of women in the sciences
- Enhancing discipline specific training opportunities
- Establishing or enhancing early career research networks and research culture
This year we received 35 applications and £15,000 was awarded across 23 initiatives, 13 to ECRs and 10 to PGRs.
|“The Academic Woman” online networking and capacity building platform||CEMPS|
|Tips and tricks for writing a thesis in Microsoft word||UEMS|
|Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS): Postgraduate Conference 2018 Space, Place and Interface: Being in the Early Modern World||HUMS|
|Exeter Modern Languages Academic Journal||HUMS|
|Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference||HUMS|
|Engaging Early Career Researchers in Humanities and Social Science||SSIS|
|Social Media Skills for ECRs||UEMS|
|Palaeography training for Postgraduate Researchers||HUMS|
|Biosciences ECRN: Success and Survival in Science||CLES|
|Tree Workshop for Behavioural and Social Science Experiments||UEBS|
|Training for the transcription and presentation of qualitative data||UEMS|
|CEMPS Women’s Network - joint careers and development||CEMPS|
|The Networks of the Brain: from understanding to applications||CLES|
|International Women in Engineering Day||CEMPS|
|The Computational Biology Symposium: Bringing together researchers from across the biosciences with an interest in computational methods.||CLES|
|Q methodology training||CLES|
|IHR Early Career Researcher Network Away Day||UEMS|
|Weekly postgraduate writing group||CEMPS|
|‘Networks and Connections’ - Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal Conference||HUMS|
|The Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference||HUMS|
|Science for policy: the how, what and why of research for policy making||CEMPS|
|Living Systems Institute - Early Career Researcher Network||CEMPS|
UEBS- Business School
CLES- College of Life and Environmental Sciences
CEMPS- College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences~
HUMS- College of Humanities
SSIS- College of Social Sciences and International Studies
UEMS- Medical School
Timetable/Key dates:The successful applicants are well distributed across all of the University campuses and colleges. The RLIs make a significant contribution to the numbers of PGRs and ECRs who engage with the Doctoral College as well as enhancing many of the Early Career Research Networks.
- Friday 10th November 2017 - Competition opens for applications
- Tuesday 16th January 2018, 23:59 GMT - Deadline for submitting applications
- Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Deadline for announcing award winners
- Thursday 1st February – Friday 6th July 2018 - Award holders prepare and deliver their initiatives
- Friday 6th July 2018 – Deadline for completing the initiatives.