The development of talented people, and their ideas and skills, is critical to the success of the UK research and innovation system. Our research and innovation workforce must be supported to have dynamic, diverse careers that drive societal and economic benefits.
Inspiring, supporting and developing the diversity of people who work, or aspire to work, in research and innovation is integral to good research practice.
There are strong interdependencies between support and training, as well as areas such as public engagement, research integrity, open research, and research culture.
We consider these aspects holistically to build an environment that enables all people to reach their potential.
That’s because people are key to a flourishing and interconnected research and innovation system. The training and support we provide recognises this driver of connectivity and empowers people to progress their careers and engage with different sectors.
Alongside our grant terms and conditions, we have set out the key expectations for supporting the people we fund.