Developing people and skills

We can support you to develop a career in research – whether you’re just starting out or a more established researcher looking to take the next step.

How we support research careers

Addressing the challenges of the future

See how we are investing in people and creating the best environment for researchers and innovators to flourish

Supporting doctoral students

Get information about applying for studentships and training opportunities

Future Leaders Fellowships

Supporting talented individuals in universities, businesses, and other research environments

New deal for postgraduate research

We want to create a ‘new deal’ for postgraduate research that delivers for everyone

Find fellows working in UK policy

Connect with UKRI policy fellowship award holders with experience working in UK and devolved governments

How our councils support career development

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Our support for students and researchers across the career span

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Investing in research and capabilities, doctoral training and fellowships

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Supporting social science research talent across the career life course

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Our fellowships, studentships and review of support and funding

Medical Research Council (MRC)

How we support career pathways, fellowships, studentships and doctoral training

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Our studentships and fellowships, student and early career training

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

STFC fellowships, training schemes and technician support

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