Who is the Prosper cohort for? Am I eligible?

Here you'll find out if you are eligible to join our cohort.

Please note: applications for the 2024 Prosper cohort are now closed. For Prosper events, see our upcoming events calendar.

Our eligibility criteria are straight forward:

  • Open to all University of Liverpool postdocs, defined as anyone employed on an Academic Research Only contract (ARON) grade 6 to 9.
  • You’re able to engage for the duration of the cohort from February to July 2024.

Places are limited. If you’re eligible you need to complete an application form to showcase your motivations for wanting to join the cohort, consent to the participant agreement, and confirm that you have approval/support from your line manager to participate. We expect you to attend the majority of sessions we put on.

You don’t need to be based on our Liverpool campus to apply. However, we will be holding some sessions in-person at Liverpool.

We’ll be evaluating how you find the cohort and encourage you to engage in providing us with feedback so we can continue to improve Prosper’s career development offering.

Practical information

Please note that successful applicants will be required to attend the majority of the dates and you must commit to doing so as part of your application. Cohort events are held in a mix of online and face to face sessions.

Application dates

  • Applications open: Wednesday 1 November 2023.
  • Application deadline: midday on Tuesday 2 January 2024.
  • Notification of outcome: End of January 2024.

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