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IFIS Guide to Journal Publishing


Publishing research and scholarly work in a highly regarded journal is a key part of academic careers. Finding a journal that will not only accept your work, but deliver it to an appropriately interested audience that will appreciate and find value in your contribution is an even greater achievement. The barrier to using modern communication platforms and publication tools such as websites, blogs, and social media accounts is very low. It would be very easy…

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Wellbeing and mental health resources


To support the wellbeing and mental health of researchers, please visit this new section of the Vitae website with a selection of useful and relevant resources, which will be added to throughout the week. This includes resources resulting from collaborations as part of the Research England and Office for Students’ Catalyst funded projects.

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Online #Vitaehangout for researchers


A collection of online Q&As for researchers organised by Vitae Topics include: Making the most of your PhD placements Navigating your digital profile Coping with stress and anxiety – health and well-being for researchers New Year’s Goals: Successful career planning for researchers Will getting a mentor boost your career? Get your voice heard and boost your career  Improving equality in the research environment  How to develop your profile in and outside academia? Make a successful…

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Vitae Publications


These publications provide a wealth of information on various different topics for you as a researcher.  Please click here to access these resources.

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Researcher career stories - Online resource from Vitae


Over 150 career stories from researchers. To access the resource please click here. Careers stories are personal narratives focused on the experiences and decisions that the story tellers found significant. They offer inspiration and insight into the lives and career decisions of the story tellers.

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Resources for Research Directors and Principal Investigators


Vitae has developed a range of new resources to support those who manage and mentor researchers as part of their role.  Please click here to access the resources. If you have responsibility for supporting research staff or students in their professional and career development we think you will find something to interest you. The resources can also be used by staff putting together training or development sessions for managers of researchers including PIs and doctoral…

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PIs on mentoring research staff - Online resource - Vitae


If you are a research director or PI, offering mentoring support to the research staff who work with you is likely to be part of your role. Seven PIs talk on film about approaches to mentoring research staff and share their successes and tips. These films might be used by both new and more experienced PIs to support their continuing professional development. They may also be of interest to aspiring PIs who want to consider…

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Research Professional Funding Opportunities


Total Funding Awareness
In the competition for research funding, there’s no magic bullet that guarantees success. But *Research Professional can help you and your entire institution achieve a readiness that means your smartest ideas won’t be wasted.

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Research Professional Funding Opportunities