The Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) supports the curiosity that drives international research excellence at the University of Lincoln. LIAS provides a focal point for research activities across the University’s community, promoting a culture of creativity and interdisciplinarity.
The Institute offers fellowship schemes to bring prestigious international visitors to the University, travel schemes for academic staff to collaborate with researchers overseas, and focused research development activities for researchers to enhance their knowledge and networks.
The Eleanor Glanville Centre is an interdisciplinary centre for inclusion, diversity, and equality which aims to drive cultural change across the institution to further the strategic ambitions of the University of Lincoln.
The Centre's approach is to critique and challenge social exclusion and inequality in contemporary society, exploring issues of, and connections between, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and disability. Interdisciplinary research themes seek to understand and address discrimination in higher education and wider society, while outcomes inform and influence evidence-based policy and shape best practice both within the UK and internationally.
The University of Lincoln has been successful in gaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award. The University fully supports the principles of HR Excellence in Research and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Our commitment to the development of researchers is to create a supportive culture and environment that encourages creativity, interaction, and collaboration.
The Concordat is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for research careers in UK higher education and benefits the whole community. The Concordat sets out clear standards that research staff can expect from the institution that employs them, as well as their responsibilities as researchers.
The Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute (LILI) is the University's strategic unit for impact, working both in support of University activity and driving best practice nationally and internationally. LILI reflects Lincoln's core commitment to the University's civic responsibilities, and combines expertise and experience across academic research and research management to develop evidence-informed approaches to social change.
LILI focuses on developing meaningful and sustainable approaches to academic and institutional practice, research culture, and professional development, and acting as a critical voice to challenge unhealthy approaches to research implementation and impact.
At the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students are an integral part of our research community. They work alongside talented academics and researchers from around the world, contributing to our growing reputation for internationally excellent research.
There are opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship. The University offers a range of studentships including funded and part-funded opportunities, please refer to the current studentships information below.
The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) is committed to the study of Higher Education as a complex, dynamic, and emerging field, with a particular emphasis on impact evaluation, the scholarship of teaching and learning, the quality of the student experience, and student engagement.
Working collaboratively with researchers across a diverse range of subject disciplines both within the University and beyond, LHERI contributes directly to the production of an evidence base of empirical research which improves practice, advances thinking in conceptual, theoretical, and methodological development, and informs policy and decision-making.
Making research outputs and datasets easily accessible is at the heart of our Open Research and Open Data commitment at the University of Lincoln. Alongside the infrastructure that we have developed to provide open access to our publications, we are supporting our researchers to ensure that they make their research datasets available through our Research Repository.
We believe that Open Research is at the heart of collaboration and interdisciplinarity, advancing science and encouraging co-production and co-creation.
The University of Lincoln is committed to encouraging research of the highest quality by supporting good conduct and helping to prevent misconduct. It aims to uphold the commitments outlined in the UUK Concordat to support Research Integrity, which provide a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance.
The University operates a Code of Practice for research and a Research Ethics Policy to support good conduct across the institution and encourage research of the highest quality.