Researcher Development

Excellence in researcher development is a key aspect of the University’s research strategy. Our aim is to:

  • deliver an excellent programme of researcher development; 
  • support researchers in their engagement with professional networks; 
  • provide a supportive research community; 
  • respond to changes in national research policy and funding; 
  • meet the requirements set out in the Researchers’ Concordat.

CROS Institutional Report 2015

CROS National Report 2015

PIRLS Institutional Report 2015

PIRLS National Report 2015

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (Researcher’s Concordat) is an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK to support the development of researchers. The Concordat guides our support provision for researchers at Stirling.

The Researcher Development Programme is continuously reviewed and refreshed, using information from the national CROS (Careers in Research Online Survey) and PIRLS (Principal  Investigators and Research Leaders) surveys, which the University has participated in since 2009.  These are both run biennially by Vitae ( across the higher education sector in the UK.  The 2015 reports are available here.

For more information about the different Researcher Development activities, click on the links below.

HR Excellence in Research

The University of Stirling was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission in 2011. This award recognises our work towards the implementation of the Researchers’ Concordat.

Our support for researcher development is guided by the Researcher's Concordat.  Click to find out more

HR Excellence in Research Award
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