The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre is making funds available to support the training and career development of BRC affiliated Research Nurses, Midwives, Scientists, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), other non-medical professions engaged in research, and research administrators.
The funding can be used for a short course 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. 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, or if guidance is required contact the Research, Education and Training Co-ordinator (details below) for additional advice. Funding will not be awarded to cover travel and accommodation.
The maximum amount available on application will be:
£5,500 for any applicant who is working on research currently funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Applications are welcome from all Research Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), other professions engaged in research, and research administrators who are affiliated to the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. The course/module should be on a topic that will improve research skills and be of benefit to the research in which the applicant is currently involved. Alternative topics will be considered if the applicant wishes to acquire additional research skills that may underpin the development of their own research career and support possible future application for a doctorate.
NOTE: NIHR Clinical Research Network – Thames Valley and South Midlands will be running a separate scheme this year. If you are funded by the CRN and are interested in future funding for training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email when this funding is advertised.
Conditions associated with the award
At the end of the course/module an email should be sent to the Research Education and Training Co-ordinator email@example.com with feedback of the applicant’s experience of the course/module (a feedback form will be provided but additional free text is also welcome).