Prosper Portal

Initially launched in June 2020, with a subsequent iteration in June 2021, the Prosper portal prototype was only accessible by postdocs and staff across our three partner institutions. Since its official nationwide roll-out in summer 2023, the Prosper portal is now freely accessible to all.

For postdocs

Our postdoc resources are organised around three interlinked themes, designed to help postdocs get the most out of the resources.

 ReflectBegin by identifying your existing strengths, values and interests, as well as your professional identity as a postdoc.

Explore Here you’ll find career case studies from former postdocs and tips on how you can find out more about specific careers and roles to help you to begin thinking about different career pathways.

Act Find out more about how your skills and preferences translate beyond academia and prepare for the next step in your career journey.

In addition, postdocs can make best use of the Prosper portal through the Career Development Navigator that will help them map their own career development. Postdocs can also use the Learning & Development library to explore resources grouped by topic or skill.

For Principal Investigators/Managers of Researchers

We recognise the pivotal role of Principal Investigators in postdocs’ career development and future success. Our resources include dedicated information to support PIs and MoRs in this, including:

  • Resources on how to create an inclusive environment.
  • Tips on how to manage postdocs.
  • Advice on how to develop your postdocs.
  • Resources from the PI Network, such as recordings of the sessions and shared learnings.

For Institutions 

Our Institutions section contains a wealth of guidance and ready-made materials to enable the use of Prosper within different organisations on a flexible, modular basis, including:

  • Adapting Prosper to different needs.
  • Guidance on running a cohort from recruitment to evaluation.
  • Resources on different aspect of Prosper, such as commissioning suppliers and engaging stakeholders.
  • Community of Practice area for sharing events and events, aimed as those whose role involves developing postdocs.

Future developments

The Prosper Portal will continue to develop and expand its resources. We welcome feedback from users and value collaboration from colleagues across the sector. Please be in touch at



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