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Research Services

The Research Support Team offers many services to all members of the research community and beyond:

Academic Research Support

Academic Research Support is part of the University's Enterprise and Innovation directorate.

We are responsible for the University’s communications about our research, including the Research Excellence Framework, Impact and Open Access.

Contact us for queries relating to funding development, research ethics, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and research events.

Graduate Research Support

Graduate Research Support is part of the University's Academic Registry.

Contact us about all administrative aspects of postgraduate research degrees, whether you're a prospective student, a postgraduate research student, an academic, an examiner, or an employer.

Funding development

Ask us about identifying potential funders and current funding opportunities, responding to research calls and submitting persuasive proposals and support with the application process, accessing pFACT and navigating the institutional approval processes.

Career development of researchers concordat

The University of Sunderland is fully committed to supporting our research community, with research-active staff being valued, equipped, recognised and promoted.

We adhere to the seven key principles of the concordat to support the career development of researchers. 

Read the full concordat to support the career development of researchers.

Professional development of researchers

The University is an organisational member of Vitae, the global leader in the Professional development of researchers. Simply register with your University email address and make the most of the wealth of development resources. The University also provides a training programme for research-active staff.

Research supervisors handbook

Download the latest version of the Research supervisor and student handbook.

University Library Services

As a research student or a member of staff undertaking research at the University of Sunderland, you have access to a wide range of excellent information resources, and the expert support of library staff to help you make the most of them. View the library webpages for researchers