The University offers a multitude of training and support opportunities for researchers at all stages of their career, from key roles dedicated to different disciplines in each College, through to central roles that support bid writing, enterprise, ethics and Intellectual Property. These roles are critical to enhancing our research environment and provide the necessary support at differing stages in the academic career path from post-doctoral researchers through to our research chairs and professors.
The University of Lincoln ensure that new academics, and those making the transition from postdoctoral research, receive the guidance and support they need to establish themselves as independent and confident researchers. We have placed ECRs at the centre of our Research Plan, in recognition of the vital contribution they make to enriching the diversity of our research environment and ensuring our continued growth in innovative and cutting-edge research.
The University of Lincoln is committed to the Vitae Concordat regarding the development of academic careers and ensures that there is consistency of approach and support for researchers across our three Colleges. To this end, we provide assistance to College Research Centres and Groups on the establishment of local practices for the support of, and investment in, ECRs. This is underpinned by tailored personal and professional development programmes.
We have launched an ECR forum where dialogue, discussion and debate is evidenced and there is information on funding, bid writing and gaining peer-to-peer mentoring and support.