The Prosper model is tried and tested. Here you can learn more about the outcomes from Prosper’s first career development pilot cohort, which ran from March 2021 to March 2022 with 53 postdocs drawn from across The University of Liverpool.


“Postdocs are some of the most able, committed and talented individuals you’ll find in today’s workplace. But too often they lack an appreciation of how skilled they truly are, and the extent to which time spent as a postdoc represents a fantastic investment for the future – one that can open all sorts of doors. In relation to this, the findings from the first Prosper pilot are hugely encouraging. It goes to show just how much of a difference it can make when postdocs are given the support they need to take control of their careers.”

Anthony HollanderPro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact at The University of Liverpool.


Our comprehensive evaluation showcases the findings of the pilot - evidencing the impact it had on the confidence, perceptions, aspirations and behaviours of the cohort as a whole. Our postdoc case studies delve into the stories of some of the participants – illustrating their Prosper journeys and the benefits they gained as individuals.