Focus on: New Deal for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs)

Vitae      A Vitae member-only event     


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The UK government set out a commitment to a new deal for postgraduate research in the UK R&D Roadmap (2020) and subsequently in the R&D People and Culture Strategy (2021). To develop a more attractive offer for postgraduate research training, UKRI is seeking broad input from across the research system on how to deliver accessible, fair and well-funded conditions for future doctoral candidates.

Join this Vitae member discussion forum to share your views around the four focus areas of the 'New Deal for PGRs':

  • models and access
  • routes in, through and out
  • rights and conditions
  • funding and financial support.

Themes arising from the event will be collated and submitted by Vitae as written input to UKRI's open consultation for input on the New Deal.