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.
With a focus on interdisciplinary opportunities, the Doctoral School supports postgraduate researchers across the University of Lincoln, facilitating cross-university networks and opportunities to meet up and share experiences with peers throughout the wider research community.
All research students at Lincoln belong to the Doctoral School as well as to their own College and Schools. The School seeks to enhance the doctoral experience by providing a comprehensive Researcher Development programme and building a sense of community for researchers from across all academic disciplines.
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.
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 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.