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These internal research pages provide an overview of research support delivered by professional services across the University. For information about current research activity, visit our external research pages on the University website, or our research blog.

Our research focuses on four broad research themes: Agriculture, Food and Health; Environment; Heritage and Creativity; and Prosperity and Resilience. These themes encompass our existing areas of strength and those we intend to grow; they drive research excellence within the core disciplines of our 37 research divisions.

Research at Reading – a general A to Z

Graduate School – information for postgraduate research students

Knowledge Transfer Centre – information about working with us and accessing our research

Library support – information for staff and student researchers

Open Access – free, unrestricted online access to publications

Open Research – information about the University's commitment to open research

Prizes and awards:

REF 2021 planning – information for colleagues about the process and timetable for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

REF 2014 results – information about our Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2014 rankings

Research and Enterprise Services – access support from the Research Development Team

Research Impact Team – learn about the benefit our research has on the world outside academia

Research Intelligence Unit – understanding our research performance through data analysis

Research staff development – information and support for researcher development

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) – gain hands-on research experience during undergraduate studies

Research policies and guidance

Intellectual Property – advice and support on Intellectual Property (IP) management

Research ethics – information about our Research Ethics Committee

Research Strategy (PDF) – learn about our ways of working

Funding information

Applying for external funding – professional support for academics' research funding and development

Current funding opportunities – resources available for researchers at Reading

Global Challenges Strategy and funding opportunities – information about funding for cutting-edge research

Research Endowment Trust Fund (RETF) travel grant fund – support for travel and registration costs connected to the dissemination of research outcomes at events and conferences

Research accounts – post-award administration – support for the administration of sponsored research grants and contracts, Short Courses, and the RETF

Endowment funding for events – support for staff and students running departmental, school or function events that involve the public or external stakeholders

Facilities and support services

Archives and special collections – explore our archive and rare book collections

Design & Print Studio – general design and print support

IT Services – general IT support

Library – information about the University of Reading Library

Statistical Advisory Service – statistics support for doctoral researchers

Technical services – assistance for ordering specialist equipment

Information for research students


Graduate School

Information for Supervisors of Research Students

Mathematics Support Centre

Postgraduate Application Forms


Research Students Information Point


University Publications

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