Springer Nature – Researcher in Residence (from Ukraine)Location: Location: Germany/UK | Workplace: On site

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Springer Nature Researcher in Residence Programme

We are delighted to announce the Springer Nature Researcher in Residence Programme and to issue a call for applications. 

Springer Nature is committed to creating a more diverse global research community and fostering a culture of inclusion. 
The programme aims to provide support and resources to early career researchers who are either from communities that are under-represented in the industry or unable to continue their work due to risk in circumstances such as conflict.

Springer Nature’s Researcher in Residence Programme is a three month long part-time, paid programme aimed at early career researchers from underrepresented backgrounds. It aims to provide a safe space to continue valuable work and gain new experiences, connections and opportunities. It will ensure that new voices and perspectives are valued and made more visible within the global research community. 

The programme will offer participants:

  • A unique experience to work with, and learn about, a global research publisher for 10 days a month, for three months.
  • A chance to network with a diverse, global network. 
  • The chance to contribute to a better understanding of authors, by publishers. 

The successful applicant will be an early career researcher from any field as well as an excellent communicator with an interest in publishing and innovation. Two researchers will be selected as part of the initial pilot, with placements to run consecutively.

Each researcher will receive a stipend, a mentor and a customized engagement programme. It is expected that the programme will be adapted according to the personal circumstances and background of the Researcher in Residence.

Detailed programme description:

The purpose of the Researcher in Residence is to contribute to a better understanding of the changing needs of authors by Springer Nature, represent under-represented voices in publishing, and develop valuable skills. The programme also provides a safe space for researchers to continue their valuable research activities.  The researcher can be based in either our Berlin, Heidelberg or London offices. This is a paid position.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to testing/reviewing new author systems and products
  • Contribute to an ‘SN researcher diary’ blog during the programme
  • Contribute to designing the right approaches for inclusion and diversity in authorship/editorship of our products.
  • Give internal presentations to staff. 

Applicants should have the following experience, skills and qualifications:


  • Final stage PhD candidates and early career researchers with some years of academic experience
  • Some publication experience in journals or books 
  • Experienced at building academic networks via conferences, workshops or academia-industry engagement


  • A strong written and verbal communicator in English and/or German 
  • An understanding of scientific publishing and the needs of researchers/their institutions (desirable)

A PhD in a scientific, social sciences or humanities discipline

The Researcher in Residence will be required to commit to 30 working days over a three-month period. 

We also welcome researchers to use our world-class database of research articles, chapters, and data to enhance their research contributions.

Springer Nature would like to particularly encourage researchers from Ukraine to apply for this programme round.

Apply here