The Research Futures Academy is based in Heriot-Watt's Lord Balerno Building and builds on the work of the award-winning Centre for Academic Leadership and Development.

It delivers University-wide development programmes while leading prominent national initiatives, including Scottish Crucible and forging new collaborative activities with external research and HE institutions.

Research excellence

The Research Futures Academy aims to support and facilitate research excellence by the institution’s entire academic community – from PhD students and research associates to lecturers and professorial staff.

By continuing to deliver innovative and inspiring leadership and development opportunities, we aim to provide practical ways to help accomplish the University's new strategic plan.