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Loughborough University part of successful collaborative bid for British Academy Early Career Researcher Network

The University joins a consortium of 12 universities across the Midlands in a pilot programme aimed at UK-based postdoctoral and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

The Early Career Researcher Network, funded by the British Academy, will have its first regional hub at the University of Birmingham, but the long-term goal is for hubs to be established across the UK, offering researchers an opportunity for skills development and networking.

Vanessa Cuthill, Director of Research at the British Academy, said: “Today marks the beginning of a crucial phase of the British Academy’s Early Career Researcher Network during which we will be listening closely to feedback from researchers and looking for the best ways to provide the training and professional support that is most in demand.

“Inclusivity is a key priority. We want to ensure that all those with a contribution to make to research in the humanities and social sciences have the chance to excel at the start of their career, whether or not they are attached to a university or research organisation.”

If you are a humanities or social sciences early career researcher you can join here, regardless of funding source and background.

More information on the network is available here.