How to write a Narrative CV for funding and fellowship applications

Narrative CVs are being adopted by many funders, nationally and internationally, to give researchers the opportunity to showcase a wider range of skills and experience than is possible in a traditional academic CV; an example is the UKRI Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI).

Writing a narrative CV requires a different way of thinking about and describing your skills, experience and contributions to research and innovation compared to a traditional CV. Writing your first narrative CV will take some time and effort; you might not be sure about what activities to include, and how to describe their quality, relevance, and your involvement in them.

This online presentation will try to demystify and simplify narrative CVs by providing advice, prompts and suggestions for how to write one.

This session is intended for researchers who need to write a narrative CV for funding applications and research support staff, from any division, at any career stage.


Mary Muers (Medical Sciences Division)
Tanita Casci (Research Services)
Kanza Basit (Economics)
Gavin Bird (Earth Sciences)

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