University of Leeds

Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Win Funding to organise a professional development activity (postdocs only)

May 17th, 2017

Deadline: Wednesday 14th June 2017, 5pm.

Proposals are invited from Postdoctoral/Early Career Research Staff/ Early Career Teaching Staff from the Faculties of ESSL, Arts, Humanities & Cultures and Leeds University Business School (LUBS) to organise and run professional development activity for fellow early career researchers. This could be a workshop focussed on careers or even setting up a group or network which aimed to promote professional development for early career researchers.  We anticipate being able to fund activity at up to £1000 per event.

The planned activity should involve at least 6 early career researchers/postdoctoral teaching staff (postdoctoral, postdoctoral contract teaching staff and research students) from Leeds.  The activity may also involve academic staff (as invited speakers, perhaps) and early career research staff from other institutions. It is a requirement of funding that applications must be submitted jointly by at least research/postdoctoral teaching staff from the “LEAP” faculties (ESSL, Arts, Humanities & Cultures and Leeds University Business School). These research staff should not currently be registered for a PhD.

The theme should be clearly defined, and an explicit transferable skills development dimension must be identified. The proposal must include firm details of how transferable skills will be developed within the timetable for your event or activity.  Please contact Dr Jenny Rivas Perez for advice on this aspect of your application before you submit the application.

The awards panel will pay particular attention to clearly defined themes, well-formed training plans and detailed budgeting. The panel will be seeking to give approval to development activity that engages with as many of your fellow early career research staff and also possibly PhD students as possible in the “LEAP” faculties (ie ESSL, Arts, Humanities & Cultures and Leeds University Business School).

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Deadline: Wednesday 14th June 2017, 5pm.


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