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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Support for researchers

The School has a generous range of mechanisms and schemes to support its researchers.

Researchers benefit from:

  • An annual personal research allowance.
  • A research support fund to facilitate pilot projects leading to large grant applications.
  • A research networking fund.
  • The opportunity to apply for a one semester sabbatical leave once every 3 years.
  • A mentoring scheme, reduced teaching and no administration for early career researchers.
  • A Concordat Implementation Plan developed by the University (in recognition of this work the university has received the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission).
  • A commitment to equality in employment and career development for its staff (including established procedures for assisting disabled staff to return to or remain in full-time productive employment.