The Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) regularly makes funds available to support the training and career development of Oxford BRC affiliated research staff.
This scheme provides funding for short courses or modules which will provide training and expertise in research skills or research management. Where appropriate such modules may be used towards a Masters Degree. The funding cannot be used for conference attendance. Research leads may be able to advise on the type of training that would be useful to develop the necessary research skills for your particular research role.
The maximum amount available on application is £5,000. For applicants engaged in a part-time Masters programme awards will be made on annual basis for specific modules and will require a new application each time.
Applications are welcome from applicants currently working on BRC funded projects such as:
- Research Nurses, Midwives,
- Research Allied Health Professionals,
- Research Scientists – post-doctoral or pre-doctoral,
- Other professions engaged in research
- Research administrators/managers.
The course/module should be on a topic that will improve research skills and be of benefit to the BRC-related research in which the applicant is currently involved. Alternative topics may be considered if the applicant wishes to acquire additional research skills to underpin the development of their own research career and support an application for a doctorate.
Download an application form
If you experience any difficulty downloading the application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form.
Specify the course/module/program chosen (course name, location/provider and duration). Give a short description of how this training would be relevant to your current research post and how it will contribute to both your professional development, and research in your department/team.
Provide details of the cost of the course/module/program with a supporting statement demonstrating the appropriateness of the requested resources.