skip to primary navigationskip to content


"Vitae – the course of one’s life or career"

Vitae is a national organisation that champions the professional and career development of postgraduate researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.

We work in partnership with higher education institutions, research organisations, funders, and national organisations to meet society's need for high-level skills and innovation and produce world-class researchers.

We are a network based organisation, consisting of a central team based in Cambridge and a series of 8 regional Hubs throughout the UK and international networks.

Vitae aims:

  • Build human capital by influencing the development and implementation of effective policy relating to researcher development
  • Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers
  • Empower researchers to make an impact in their careers
  • Evidence the impact of professional and career development support for researchers

 Vitae is supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK), UK HE funding bodies and managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation and delivered in partnership with regional Hub host universities.

Find out more about Vitae


Useful Vitae Resources

  1. Postgraduate sesearcher tips bulletin
  2. Schedule for success
  3. Courses and events
  4. Researcher booklets