Research Development Plan

Using the TU Dublin Research Development Framework, and through conversations with your PI and other colleagues, you should identify training and development gaps related to both an immediate priority (e.g. your work on a specific research project/s) and also your longer-term career aspirations.

Typically a postdoctoral researcher/early career researcher is concerned with applying for research funding as a stepping stone on the road to independence. So becoming familiar with relevant funders and the requirements of their funding schemes is a goal all postdoctoral and early career researchers are likely to have. Your relevant funders will have expectations around the quality they expect of successful proposals and the curriculum vitae of the submitting researcher.

So early familiarity with research funders and their funding schemes is recommended. You can then begin your developmental journey, acquiring the knowledge and skills to submit an excellent research proposal, supported by a curriculum vitae that will convince evaluators that you are appropriately and excellently qualified to undertake a particular research project.

Researcher Development
Framework Area
Discipline/Disciplinary Specific
  • PI
  • Institute Academic Leader
  • College Head of Research
  • Local School/Research Centre
  • Relevant Professional Associations
  • Relevant Networks
Engagement, Dissemination and Impact
  • REIS (Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services)
  • Hothouse
  • Library Services
  • Digital Skills and Research Hub
  • Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre
  • Graduate Research School
  • REIS (Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services)
  • Research Finance/Corporate Services
  • Research Ethics and Integrity Committee
  • Staff Development
  • Health and Safety Unit
Career Development Skills
  • PI/Line Manager
  • REIS ((Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services)
  • Staff Development