KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUTURE
RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
PASSING ON KNOWLEDGE TO THE FUTURE
The CIPF researcher development programme: A guide for predoctoral researchers
The purpose of the CIPF Researcher Development Programme, is to support you in your research Programme at the Centre and to give you access to the development of further skills that will assist your current research and enhance your further career prospects, in whichever direction they may lie.
- Improving your research skills.
- Enhancing your future employment prospects.
- Broadening your horizons.
THE FRAMEWORK OF CIPF'S RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Our programme follows closely the Vitae Research Development Framework. This is a British approach to researcher development that has been adopted by major research funders and supported by a wide range of employers. Its remit is to give professional support and promotion to the personal, professional and career developments of researchers. It identifies the essential attributes and behaviours of highly skilled researchers necessary for success in a wide variety of careers.
The national framework, the RDF, sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective and highly skilled researchers. It is structured in four domains:
- Knowledge and intellectual abilities.
- Personal effectiveness.
- Research governance and organization.
- Engagement, influence and impact.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
Each doctoral researcher comes to the Centre from a different background and with different skills. Each of you will therefore require bespoke training and development activities. We therefore aim, so far as is possible, to be sufficiently flexible to address these individual requirements. We do, however, expect a minimum level of engagement in the programme, equating to five sessions in your first year and three sessions in your second and third years. These are all minimum expectations; you will be encouraged to engage in more sessions but will also be advised to avoid overloading yourselves with too many options.
SCHEDULE OF THE PROGRAMME
Sessions will take place throughout the week – generally of two hours duration. Sessions can and will be repeated at different times throughout the year to accommodate researchers’ needs. Some sessions will be available and of possible interest to all researchers, whatever their discipline, while others will be addressed to the specific needs of individuals at different stages of their programmes.