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, travel or subsistence. 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 is £3,500. If you are studying for a part-time Masters programme, awards will be made on annual basis for specific modules and you will need to apply each year.
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 your research skills and be of benefit to the BRC-related research in which you are currently involved. Alternative topics may be considered if you wish to acquire additional research skills to underpin the development of your own research career and support an application for a doctorate.
Download an application form (zipped Word file).
You’ll need to 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. Please provide details of the cost of the course/module/program.
The application will also need to include a signed statement from your group head/principal investigator stating that they support your application and will facilitate any associated request for leave/study leave
Please send completed application forms in Word format by e-mail to:
Education and Training Manager, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
If you experience any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact Karen to request a form.
Conditions associated with the award
We do ask that you give us feedback at the end of the course/module. You can either complete a feedback form or send an email to Karen.email@example.com.