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Research Funding and Outputs

These pages are for researchers and those supporting research across the University. They contain a variety of different resources to support research funding including fellowships, research grants and doctoral training bids, and academic communications.

Securing research funding is at the core of the University’s research and innovation strategy, building on our existing research strengths to tackle the major global challenges. By achieving significant increases in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) income, we can continue to produce world-leading research. Consequently, this will support our aim to be placed within the top ten UK universities. 

Fellowships and Research Grants

These webpages will help you to figure out what kind of funding is right for you and how to start developing your application.

Supporting Narrative CVs or Resume for Research

This resource is designed to help you write your Resume for Research and Innovation, or Narrative CV. We will go through the types of information and examples that you need to include and some tips on writing the CV, whether you're writing as an individual or as part of a team.

Doctoral Training Bids


Researcher@Library helps researchers with open access, research data management, literature searching and increasing citations: online, in person and through workshops and events.

Open Access Explained

Open access publishing aims to make research available as widely as possible, with as few restrictions as possible, so that knowledge is easily accessible for all. Many funders, including UKRI, have their own open access requirements for research outputs.

Responsible Metrics

Responsible metrics is the appropriate and responsible use of quantitative indicators in the assessment of research performance. Scenarios where metrics can feature include recruitment, promotion and review processes.

The University is committed to the use of peer review and expert judgment as the central component in the assessment of research outputs and wider research performance. It also recognises the value of quantitative metrics  in supporting decision-making.

The University is committed to responsible metrics and has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).  The University of Leeds statement in support of responsible metrics in the assessment of research is available on the Research and Innovation Service website. A Responsible Metrics group, a subgroup of the Research Culture group, has been created and is establishing priorities. More information, including what this means for researchers in a practical sense, will follow later in the academic year.