The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Oxfordshire Health Services Research Committee are making funds available to support the research career development of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), working clinically or in research.
This funding opportunity is designed to provide support to those who are in the early stages of their research career, or are considering undertaking their own research in the near future. The funding is usually used to support a period of 6 months full time research (or equivalent part time up to one year) although if you have a specific project in mind that may take longer, we are open to discussion about this – please contact us using the details below to discuss your research proposal before applying. The time may be used for analysis and writing up of existing data (e.g. for a publication or thesis), to explore a pilot study, or in order to generate data for an application, publication or thesis.
Funds will be available to reimburse the employing organisation for salary backfill to cover research time. We will also provide support in the form of funded places on our ‘Essential Research Skills’ training course, and additional funds may be available to cover specific research-related training needs where those needs directly apply to the proposed research project. Help with journal submission fees/publication fees will also be available on completion of your research, with the expectation that this period of research will generate a publication to aid any eventual postgraduate application.
Applications are welcome from all Nurses, Midwives, and Allied Health Professionals employed by the Oxford NHS Trusts and/or Oxford University, working in either a clinical or research capacity.
Download and complete the application form. You will need to have identified a research project and have appropriate supervision.
The application will need to include:
- details of your proposed research project and how you feel this bursary will contribute to a future research career
- a statement from your current clinical/line manager agreeing to facilitate any associated request for reorganising your work pattern
- a statement of support from your proposed supervisor
Completed applications should be returned by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Abby Hipkin, Research Education and Training Administrator for the Education and Training Working Group, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre).
If you would like to discuss any queries relating to your application, please contact Sally Beer or Abby Hipkin via email: email@example.com
Conditions associated with the award
You will be expected to remain in touch with the Research Education and Training team during your funding period. Any resulting publications must give credit to Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. You will be expected to submit a report to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of your period of funding.
Download the application form here: App form prep Research Fellowships 2017.docx