Capacity Building

In order to secure the long-term future of research in language and communicative development in the UK, LuCiD will train and support the next generation of research leaders. 

Our Knowledge Exchange & Training (KE&T) Forum, comprised of representatives from different stages of the research career pathway, will design and implement our capacity building agenda to support early career researchers and research students. Activities will include:

Travel Awards
LuCiD travel awards are available for early career researchers from the LuCiD network, to spend up to 3 months at an associated institution overseas to gain new skills and forge new research collaborations. Find out about what our award recipients have been up to in their blogs.

LuCiD has set aside money to support its researchers to attend and present at conferences in the UK and overseas, providing them with the exposure needed to further their research careers.

Our internship scheme gives undergraduate students from our North-West universities the opportunity to undertake paid research over the summer, to give them a taste for a career in language research. Find out about what our award recipients have been up to in their blogs.

Seminar Series
The LuCiD seminar series sees a mix of internal and external speakers deliver monthly seminars on a range of subjects relevant language development. Seminars rotate around the three North-West universities and are open to anyone wishing to attend.

Training and Workshops
The KE&T Forum identify training needs within the LuCiD network and develop courses and workshops to address these needs. Current training plans include a workshop on sleep and cognition and training on statistics and EEG methods.