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HR Excellence in Research Award Sept 2018

HR Excellence in Research Award Sept 2018

We are pleased to announce that 3 UK universities and 1 funding council have retained the Award after their 6 year review.

Latest Vitae Newsletter

Latest Vitae Newsletter

Read the latest Vitae news for the update on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Concordat Review & Response

Concordat Review & Response

Concordat Strategy Group welcomed Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Read the latest developments from the Concordat Writing Group and latest update on the review

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Researcher Development Framework news

Vitae has published the following Researcher Development Resources:




Vitae strategy in 2011

The Research Council delivery plans for this spending review period continue to stress the importance of producing highly capable people to sustain the UK research base, enable closer work with industry and to work in many sectors of the economy. In line with the overall Research Council spending review settlement, the Vitae programme is also required to make cost reductions in 2011. Our strategy is to maintain provision around our 2011 priorities, particularly those highlighted in the RC delivery plans, while focusing on consolidation and maximising the impact of existing activities and reducing lower priority activities.


Research Council budgets announced

The individual budgets for the seven UK Research Councils over the 2011/12-2014/15 spending review period were announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science on 20 December.


UK universities lead Europe in gaining recognition from the European Commission for researcher development

UK higher education institutions gain recognition from the European Commission this week for their commitment to ensuring good working conditions and career development for researchers.


Career pointers for credit crunch PGRs

Michelle Johansen (University of East London) on why it's best not to panic...


President of UUK highlights doctoral employability as key priority for postgraduate review

29 October 2009...UUK report on Promoting UK Doctorate was discussed at the House of Commons to an audience of MPs and Vice-Chancellors yesterday


Publish or perish!

Turning your PhD into a publishable book is more of a challenge than ever in today’s economic climate. Publishing Consultant Josie Dixon shares the secrets of success.