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Applications for 2023/24 cohorts

To apply to the programme please click ‘Apply here’ below and complete the application form. There are two cohorts to choose from and please choose a cohort on the application form where you can attend all the dates. Applications are open until Friday 29 September 2023. If spaces are available after this deadline applications will reopen later in the year.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel with an interest in researcher development. Applicants will be informed of the panel's decision within two weeks of the closing date. Any queries about the application process should be directed to

Important things to check before applying

Before completing your application to the programme, please ensure:

  • Your current role meets the criteria for the programme target audience
  • You are on a research contract, e.g. research assistant, associate, fellow
  • You have a demonstrable interest or need to develop people management skills for application inside or outside the university
  • You are able to commit to completing the full programme including all modules, impact and launch events, self-directed learning and action learning sets
  • You have reviewed the programme dates and can be available for all the dates for at least one of the cohorts. Make sure you make a note of which cohorts you can be available for as this will be required on your application form
  • You have had a conversation with your line-manager, and have their full support to undertake the programme. You will be required to submit a short statement from your line manager as part of your application

If in doubt, please contact L&OD to check.

Contact details

If you have any queries about the programme or the application process, please contact the Learning & Organisational Development team by emailing


For queries relating to whether Managing at Manchester for Researchers is right for you please contact the Researcher Development team directly.