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Additional support for Early Career Researchers

In addition to the activities that are organised by the Domain we encourage ECRs to explore the wide range of support services, training and funding opportunities that are available.

UCL Research Staff Handbook
Everything you need to know about being a researcher at UCL.

Developing Grants and Fellowships
Videos, documents and useful links to support researchers who are putting together their proposals to fund their research ideas and progress their careers at UCL

External funding opportunities
Find out about external funding opportunities via UCL's subscription to RESEARCHconnect. To access the site click on the link above and use the ‘Log In via institution’ button to select UCL, and use your UCL user name and password. From there you will also be able to access other tools, save your searches and set up alerts for yourself as well as for a group.

Internal UCL Funding opportunities from Research, Innovation & Global Engagement (RIGE)
RIGE supports funding schemes covering public engagement, global engagement and Grand Challenges.  Other sources of funding may be available from your department/faculty.

National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) 
The ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) offers a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge social science research methods training. UCL is a partner institution. 
 
UCL Careers 
UCL Careers provides dedicated training and support for UCL’s researcher community. Support includes one-to-one advice, practice interviews, employer led workshops internships and other vacancies and workshops on a broad range of topics, for both careers in academia and beyond academia.
 
Digital Skills Development 
Digital Skills develops the digital skills of researchers to meet their academic, professional and personal needs.  They offer face-to-face training in areas such as data analysis, Office 365, programming, desktop applications, and more.  They also offer individual support through drop ins and online learning opportunities.

Research Ethics and Integrity
High standards are essential for ensuring the highest quality research as well as the continued trust and confidence in research, individual researchers, UCL as an institution and the research community as a whole.  Training sessions cover a wide range of subjects such as information security, managing research data and publication ethics.

Research IT Training 
UCL Information Services Division (ISD) provides research IT training which includes courses and webinars.
 
Research Services
Research Services provide training, support and help researchers manage your research portfolio.  Training includes Full Economic Costing (FEC), pre-award training, fundamentals of research funding management, Worktribe support, and many other topics.

Learning and Development (Organisational Development)
Organisational Development supports a UCL staff culture of learning, progression and leadership.  Learning and Development works through the lens of the whole employee lifecycle from before new starters join to when current staff leave us, and everything that happens in between.  Support includes personal development, leadership development and researcher development training.
 
LibrarySkills @ UCL 
LibrarySkills @ UCL provides training and support for your library skills and information literacy development.  Support includes self-paced online tutorials, live online training events. Researchers can also request an individual skills appointment with a librarian.
 
Centre for Applied Statistics Courses  
Short courses in research methods and statistical analyses for anyone wanting to interpret or undertake their own research. Everyone is welcome to attend.