Researcher development

The University of Sheffield is committed to supporting researchers by enhancing their experience at the University and contributing to their career development.

Commitment to researchers

Information about the University's commitment to researcher development.

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The Research Development Team

Contact details of the Researcher Development Team.

Meet the team

Development and support

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Academic Skills

Career Development

Leadership and Management


Supervisor Development

We offer a wealth of development programmes, workshops, and resources for PGR supervisors at all levels of experience.

View provision for PGR supervisors

Research Engagement and Communication


Find out how the Researcher Development team helps to promote and improve Researcher wellbeing.

How we support Researcher Wellbeing

Who we support


Research Staff





WriteFest is an event held every November to celebrate academic writing. Find information and resources from the 2021 event below.

See more about WriteFest


AcWriVox is a growing playlist of videos created for WriteFest, documenting the writing processes, habits and spaces of academic writers.

Watch the AcWriVox videos

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebrates the efforts of postdocs and researchers.

Find out about our 2021 NPAW events

Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation scholarships

Undergraduates can gain a paid, first-hand experience of research in the University's cutting-edge research facilities.

Find out more

KRI: Kroto Research Inspiration

Celebrating and championing the creative communication of research.  Find details and information about the competitions running as part of Kroto Research Inspiration.

KRI competitions