Supporting our researchers

At Aston we are exceptionally proud of our researchers, and offer a range of services and opportunities to support them.

Early career researchers 

Aston is an inclusive research community and we are strongly committed to fostering the next generation of world-class academics. All our researchers’ contributions are valuable, whether they be early career researchers, or more established academics recognised as world-leaders in their field.

Aston runs a networking forum specifically for early career researchers, which provides a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and raise awareness of the varied research. Aston staff can visit the ECAR Forum website (internal access only).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 29% of our staff submitted were early career researchers.

Training and development

Aston has a comprehensive training and development programme to assist research staff and postgraduate research students in developing their generic research skills. Through our Research Skills Training Programme we also offer opportunities and funding for our researchers to attend regional and national training events.

We offer a range of opportunities to support the career development of research staff, particularly our early career researchers.

Research Support Office

Aston’s Research Support Office (RSO) offers our researchers comprehensive advice and guidance on all aspects of applying for research funding.  The RSO helps researchers find the right funder for their project and develop a targeted research proposal. 

The RSO can be contacted on 0121 204 4223 or rso@aston.ac.uk. Aston staff can visit the RSO intranet site (internal access only).


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