The University of Greenwich aims to provide a vibrant research and enterprise culture that informs teaching, benefits the community and society, and supports creativity and innovation among researchers.
Through our researchers, we can continue to develop our excellence in research and enterprise, so we support them in a variety of ways.
Our commitment to supporting our researchers
The University of Greenwich holds the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research accreditation, which shows our commitment to continuously improving researchers' working environments and supporting their career development. In turn, this will improve the quantity, quality and impact of our research – and how it benefits society and the UK economy. We have also signed up to the Vitae Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers – a set of principles which promote support for researchers.
Find out more about our development of research staff through the concordat.
Early career researcher support
The Early Career Researcher Network supports university researchers' development by giving them a space dedicated to accessing resources, finding funding and grant opportunities – plus forums for discussing issues with colleagues. We also provide training and resources to address our early career researchers' needs – helping them develop their own expertise and build the knowledge and networks that support satisfying and sustainable careers with us.
Researcher Development Framework
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) sets out how the University of Greenwich applies its support for researchers. This articulates the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers, and encourages their peers to aim for excellence through higher levels of development. It refers to skills development from early to mid-career, and onto becoming an expert researcher.
Training and development
Through Greenwich Research & Enterprise (a central department supporting research and enterprise projects), a series of workshops and seminars are run each year to provide information, practical training and guidance to researchers across the university, in order to help them more effectively and successfully obtain research and enterprise funding.