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Researcher-led Initiative awards

Researcher-led initiative awards

The Researcher Development and Research Culture (RD&RC) 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 RLIs 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. They also offer the opportunity to experience applying for and managing a funding bid. 

The winners for 2023 are:

  • Keskows - Interaction - William Rees
  • Early Career Research Network Creative Workshop - Rebekkah Bernheim
  • Changing the Culture of Peer Review in the Preprint era - Luis Alberto Bezares Calderon
  • Empirical Methods in Economics Reading Group - Dercio de Assis
  • Creating Bee and Wildlife Friendly Garden: staff and students engagement initiative - Zhivko Zhelev
  • Presentations with PoGLSS - Isobel Cole
  • Researcher’s Wellbeing Through Creative Art - Shibani Das
  • ReproducibiliTea Exeter - Xinran Du
  • Women’s Health and Women’s issues Researcher Development Network - Luana Di Giorgio
  • University of Exeter - PGR Medical Humanities Conference Medical Humanities and (In)Justice: Crossing Disciplines and Contexts - Anya Ovcharenko
  • Developing Accessible Institutional Ethnography Research Skills Online - Elizabeth Ablett
  • Bioinform@exe: An Exeter University Cross-Faculty Bioinformatics Network - Jamie Harrison
  • Cornwall Inclusivity Matters - Megan Wallace
  • Yoga @ LSI - Helen Eachus
  • Premodern Neurodiversity Workshop - David Parry
  • Tools for Image Based Researchers - Pia Leete
  • ‘Lunch and Learn’ Project - Chenguang Wei


Successful award holders

Since running the RLI awards we have had a variety of successful initiatives. You can read more about our successful awards on the following pages: