Researcher Initiatives Researcher Initiatives provides UCL researchers a chance to get involved in a variety of learning, networking, and community listening opportunities Create your own network Festival of Early Stage Researchers (FESR) Celebrate the invaluable contribution from UCL's early-stage research community to research and innovation. Create your own network Peer-coaching Join a community of researchers using coaching skills to tackle work-related issues and goals. Create your own network Researcher-led Initiative Awards The awards offers funding for ECRs, teaching staff and postdoctoral researchers. Developmental opportunities BioNews A unique opportunity to gain practical news writing experience under expert supervision. Developmental opportunities Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN) A network of leading HE institutions, to share best practice in skills training for doctoral researchers. Developmental opportunities The Brilliant Club The Brilliant Club provides PhDs and ECRs training in widening participation, research communication, and teaching. Developmental opportunities Developing grants & fellowships A website providing staff with a variety of resources to support them with proposals, research funding and more. Developmental opportunities Language Support Funding for doctoral researchers who need an additional foreign language to continue with their research. Developmental opportunities Nature Masterclass Professional development training for academics and researchers to build their skills, confidence and careers. Developmental Opportunities Research and Innovation Portal Guidence and resources on how to complete and deliver your research project at UCL. Developmental opportunities Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Explore the knowledge, behaviour and attributes needed to become a successful researcher. Developmental opportunities WriteFest Boost your academic writing every November. Share your best practice with the research community and start writing! Leadership Development Head of Department Induction An induction programme to enable effective transition into becoming a newly appointed Head of Department. Leadership Development Advancing Principal Investigators Develop the necessary skills and tools to lead a research team whilst developing your research career. (Grades 8-9) Leadership Development Experienced Principal Investigators A programme developed for senior researchers to reflect on their leadership skills and amplify their strategic planning. Leadership Development Leadership in Action (LiA) An online leadership programme designed to prepare ECRs for leadership in their chosen research field, or within the wider community. Leadership Development Lab Leaders Series A collection of interviews with some of UCL's leading researchers providing an insight into what really matters when leading research teams. Leadership Development Women in Research (WiR) An intensive programme designed to support leadership development and career planning of self-identifying female researchers. Community Listening CEDARS Share your experience to foster a healthy and supportive research culture at UCL and for everyone involved in research. Community Listening Concordat to Support the Career Development Learn more about UCL HR Excellence action plan to demonstrate its commitment to supporting researcher communities. Community Listening Research Staff Consultative Group (RSCG) Explore the The Research Staff Consultative Group (RSCG) advisory group.