Graduate School

Research Staff

 research staff headrer aug 2018

The Graduate School offers research staff a number of valuable opportunities to enhance your personal and professional development. We are proud of our role in supporting the University of Nottingham’s visionary Research Strategy and are committed to promoting research excellence, world-leading achievement, and knowledge discovery.

Researcher Mobility Funding


The Graduate School manages a number of financial awards designed to enable you to access international opportunities and increase your researcher mobility and profile. See also our International Opportunities guide.

Training & Development


Our programme of training and development opportunities empowers early career research staff to develop the skills required in their research and future careers.  


ECR Leadership Programme 


This programme is designed for researchers in the early stages of their research career who have aspirations and potential to lead in their research field and to be an effective team leader.  This collaborative initiative between the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham provide a bespoke Leadership Development opportunity for up to 40 early career researchers from the two institutions.

NRLP Leadership Programme


This programme  is to support the development and advancement of identified key academics in their strategic research leadership roles, in order that they are better placed to deliver excellent research with impact, in pursuance of the objectives of University’s Strategic Plan. Distinction is made between the responsibilities of all research active academics and the inspirational and visionary research leadership roles that serve the wider interests of the University and the academy.


Research Supervisors support


The Graduate School is committed to providing strategic advice around doctoral programmes, and a range of activities and resources to support Research Supervisors to develop and maintain the highest standards in doctoral supervision.

Writing Retreat 


This 3 day writing retreat for research staff is the perfect opportunity to escape your office, lab and other distractions to focus 100% on completing that writing task.There will be dedicated space for you to find peace and quiet to focus on your writing topic.



The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400