UCL Human Resources


Researcher initiatives & networks

Our portfolio of researcher initiatives and networks open to UCL academics, researchers, teaching staff and professional services staff supporting research.
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Researcher-led Initiative Awards

The Researcher-led Initiative awards offers funding for early-stage researchers, teaching staff and postgraduate research students.  

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Leadership in Action (LiA)

An online Leadership Programme designed to prepare early-stage researchers for leadership in their chosen research field, or within the wider community.

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Women in Research

Women in research is an intensive programme designed to support leadership development and career planning of self-identifying female research students, early career researchers and teaching staff.


Peer-coaching for early-stage researchers

A supportive group of peers who use coaching skills, to find action plans to tackle work-related issues and goals, reducing overall stress. This programme is open to PhDs and ECRs.

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Research Team Leaders

Develop the necessary skills and tools to lead a research team whilst developing your research career; for grades 8–9. 

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BioNews Internship

The BioNews Writing Internship offers a unique opportunity for all UCL researchers to gain practical news writing experience under expert supervision.