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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 14:17

During the Summer of 2018, a review was undertaken of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Recommendations have now been published and a revised version of the concordant is expected in 2019.

It is likely that there will be changes to funder expectations and policies regarding researcher development and therefore until the outcomes are confirmed, the standard of £500 per year per post funded to direct costs for the professional development of postdoc research staff should no longer be included in grant applications. Costs for trainings explicitly linked to the Pathways to Impact statement remain eligible and applicants are encouraged to include these where appropriate in line with existing guidelines of the funder concerned.

The University is in dialogue with UKRI and other funders regarding this and will contribute to the consultation on the revised Concordat. If you have any queries, please contact