Delivering research excellence depends on attracting, developing and retaining high-achieving research staff.
Our aim is to support the development of all research staff and to nurture our early-career researchers.
Join our research community and you will:
We provide training and development opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers. This includes postgraduate students, researchers on short (or long) term contracts and academic staff.
There are many sources of external funding available to researchers and research fellows at The Open University.
The majority of our research gets funded by the seven UK research councils:
We also attract a significant amount of funding from the European Union, particularly on EU Seventh Framework Programmes (FP7).