At Leeds University Business School we are committed to supporting and developing our researchers at all stages of their career. Our aim is to attract researchers with potential to achieve excellence in research and to contribute to a vibrant and productive environment, strengthened through established research centres and divisions.

Developing researchers

We undertake interdisciplinary research and collaborate with other universities and industry through long-term partnerships. Our visiting scholars contribute to knowledge and expertise from a national and international perspective and we support all aspects of researcher development including:

  • Integrating all our researchers into their divisions, research centres and the University
  • Supporting researchers and assisting them in becoming established in their careers
  • Recognising and celebrating success
  • Developing researchers through a variety of programmes and initiatives
  • Providing access to high-quality facilities and expertise
Training and professionalisation

Development programmes

Our researchers have access to many development programmes which are offered by the University and through external providers. Our Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) and Researcher Training Hub are dedicated to offering training courses which cover a wide range of topics and skills including:

  • Professionalisation
  • Communications skills
  • Research methodologies
  • Networking
  • Career management

Faculty research and innovation initiatives

The Faculty Research and Innovation Committee are committed to supporting researcher training and professionalisation and have implemented a number of internal schemes to consolidate this:

  • Journal submission and special issue funding plus reward for publication
  • Conference funding
  • External grant application and small research grant funding
  • Impact support and research engagement support funding
  • International visiting staff funding
  • Consultancy guidance and management
  • Sabbatical and travel grants to support overseas collaboration
The Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI)

The University of Leeds is a founding member of the Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI) - a network of 18 business and management schools in the north of England who collaborate to provide advanced training for postgraduate and early career researchers.

The network engages with world-class scholars to provide an advanced programme of events, seminars, retreats and conferences and operates through the significant commitment and contribution of its members.

Faculty Research and Innovation Office

The Faculty Research and Innovation Office can be found at 21 Lyddon Terrace. We work closely with researchers to provide support for research activity through a number of initiatives, including:

  • Bringing together interdisciplinary researchers through internally-organised Research with Impact seminars
  • Engaging with businesses and policy-makers through Ideas in Practice seminars
  • Identifying valuable funding opportunities
  • Supporting grant application and developing pathways to impact (working closely with the University‚Äôs Funding Development Team
  • Managing and budgeting external grants
  • Developing effective communication channels to showcase research activity
  • Supporting University-wide preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment