Doctoral Training Programmes
Dedicated Researcher Academy staff manage three strategic University of Nottingham doctoral training programmes (DTPs) in collaboration with external partners. The Researcher Academy’s management of these schemes has created a network of expertise and repositories of best practice with inward and outward flows of knowledge exchange. The Researcher Academy DTPs have been able to advise and support Schools on bid development, while these DTPs have in turn benefited from the insights and skills of partners in the Researcher Academy Placements and Training and Development teams, the university’s Careers Service, and industry partners.
Researchers on these doctoral training programmes benefit from studentship funding and enhanced support for professional training, expert supervision within and across partner organisations, extensive networking and collaboration opportunities nationally and internationally, and links to partners in other sectors.
Midlands4Cities students have used funding to deliver training, conferences, symposia and workshops for students across arts and humanities research. Themes include: Posthumanism, the changing landscapes of Rome, contemporary collecting practices in galleries and museums and the logic of archives.
Research without boundaries
The Researcher Academy manages a number of schemes designed to enable researchers to access international opportunities and increase their researcher mobility and profile
Grants and prizes
In the last decade, we’ve awarded more than £640,000 in travel grants and prizes, and more than 1,300 students have visited countries all over the globe to represent the University of Nottingham at world leading conferences in destinations such as the USA, China, Canada and Australia.
A number of awards have led to research collaborations, publications, post-doctoral opportunities and employment post-PhD. The awards are an excellent opportunity to create a link between the University of Nottingham and other leading international universities who conduct similar research areas
One university, three international campuses
Each year, the The Researcher Academy delivers the University of Nottingham Tri-Campus Awards which recognise the accomplishments and contributions of some of our most outstanding postgraduate researchers from all three international campuses. Postgraduate Researchers are nominated by their schools for excellence across a number of areas including publications, conferences, teaching and contributions to the postgraduate community.
The Researcher Academy also works closely with the Graduate Schools on the Malaysia and China campuses to collaborate, network and share best practice in regard to researcher training and development and other issues.
U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop 2020
The 2020 U21 Early Career Researcher (ECR) workshop was hosted by The Researcher Academy and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab.
The 27 Universitas 21 (U21) member institutions from across the globe each nominated up to 10 early career researchers to attend this five-day virtual workshop. Participants had the chance to exchange knowledge and ideas across disciplines and borders. They also developed their research networks through academic match-making sessions, jointly pitched for seed funding for new collaborative research projects and worked towards publishing special journal issues of co-authored articles. As an outcome $12,000 in total was awarded to University of Nottingham research projects.