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Researcher Development Programme


The Emerging Research Leaders' Development Programme (ERLDP) has been designed to support those who aspire to achieve research independence in order to lead a research group and / or become a research leader in any field. As a result, this programme is intended for postdoctoral researchers from any discipline with at least two years' postdoc experience.

The programme builds on the RDP's leadership workshop series (An Initial Guide to Leadership; Self-Leadership; Leading Others), which lays the foundations of leadership for postdocs, to provide a more advanced leadership programme for those wishing to explore and consolidate their leadership practice over a four-month period within a multidisciplinary group. It is an application-only programme to enable a group of participants to work together to explore leadership in different contexts, and apply subsequent learning appropriately within their individual situations, current roles and future leadership positions. All participants will be invited and encouraged to participate in collaborative content creation.

This programme will run from January to April 2018. Applications open at the end of September 2017 and further information will be available here soon. If you are considering making an application to ERLDP 2018 and have not already attended at least two of the RDP's leadership workshop series for postdocs linked above, then we strongly advise that you sign up to complete these courses in Michaelmas 2017.

If you have any specific queries at this stage please email: