The Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) Team work with both internal and external facilitators to provide a comprehensive programme of training and support available for research staff and postdocs. Browse our wide range of training via our Skills Programme or by our five key Professional Development Themes below. All training sessions are booked via the University's Learning Management System (LMS) (you will need your York username and password to sign in), where you can also browse our upcoming workshops.

York Researcher Professional Development & Skills Programme 2023/24

Key professional development themes

Early Career Researchers at York are entitled to participate in a minimum of ten days (pro rata per year) professional development. Our ‘Looking Beyond Horizons’ resources have been developed to help early career researchers to make informed choices about their professional development and career needs. View the Looking Beyond Horizons’ resources

Dates for your diary

The York Researcher Festival: 2024 date TBC

Fellowship Fortnight - 17-28th June 2024

Preparing for Fellowship Success Event - 2024 date TBC

The York Researcher Festival

Our annual Researcher Festival is open to all postgraduate researchers, research staff, postdocs, interested academics. These events celebrate the excellent research taking place at York and to give you an opportunity to consider your career options.

In 2023 the Festival took place in the week beginning 6th November. 

Learn more about past Researcher Festivals and Conferences, and watch videos from previous conference speakers

Research Staff Liaison Officers (RSLOs)

RSLOs provide a link between research staff (postdocs, researchers, fellows) and the central support teams. The Officers work with researchers across Faculties and with early career/postdoc associations, to ensure that their needs are represented at the at the University Research Culture Working Group and within the University's Concordat Action Plan.

Learn more about Research Staff Representation 

Support for Research Fellows

We run an annual Preparing for Fellowship Success programme to support Fellowship applicants. The programme provides the space, time and support for exceptional early career researchers to develop a Fellowship application. It is aimed at internal and external high calibre postdocs and early career researchers who intend to submit a Fellowship application within 9-12 months. Find out more about our Support for Fellows at the University of York.

Resources for Researchers

Need help finding funding, writing a grant application, or want to become more involved in public engagement? A wide range of Resources for Researchers are available.