Training and support

From hands-on training on how to write scientific documents to information on how to access personalised support from a mentor, these pages contain information for early career researcher development in and out of your research environment. Work-life balance skills links and details for mental health support are also listed. 

Upcoming events

The Fellowship and Grants Academy delivers a wide range of training and events to help early career researchers in their journey towards independence.

Sign up for one of our Scriptoria workshops for tips and tools to improve your scientific writing for journal articles, book chapters and other scientific media. Please contact us for more information.


The University of Birmingham offer a number of tailored programmes open to all staff.
Details can be found in The Learning and Development Portfolio 2019/2020.

Preparation and adversity can build resilience skills important for a scientist, who faces frequent rejections (papers, grants, others). There are expert workshops where you can learn more about resilience. 


The University of Birmingham is committed to Workplace Wellbeing and further information can be accessed here.

Researcher skills

This intranet page has courses and resources to improve essential skills for researchers, including statistical analyses, handling big data, presentation, writing and social media skills.

Find out more how Birmingham can support your research by visiting the Birmingham Researcher page,


Mentoring - we are running a new pilot mentoring scheme for 12 early career researchers that will be matched to senior academics for a structured mentoring relationship. Contact Gaynor Miller for further information. 

Mental Health

Discover ways in which to manage your mental health, and the wide array of support available to you through the university.