Clinical academics are health professionals who engage in research and clinical practice at the same time. Clinical academics focus on building a research-led care environment to improve the effectiveness, quality and safety of healthcare. The Oxford BRC provides a variety of ways in which you can train to be a researcher while continuing in your clinical role, including financial support, mentoring and training.
Internships are short awards of 6 months for people with little or no research experience. The award covers your salary costs for the days away from clinical practice and training in research skills. Learn more.
Preparatory Research Fellowships
Preparatory Research Fellowships are pre-doctoral awards and pay your salary costs for up to one year part-time to provide you with protected time to do research and prepare an application for a doctorate. Learn more
Doctoral Awards usually cover your tuition fees but we also offer awards to cover protected research time while you are studying for a doctorate. Learn more
Post-doctoral awards are designed to bridge the gap between a doctorate and applying for a clinical lectureship or equivalent. Funding covers salary and publication costs and can be for up to 12 months part-time. Learn more
Clinical Lectureships and Senior Clinical Lectureships support people in the early stages of their post-doctoral careers who want to become independent researchers. Support includes up to 60% of salary, research costs and a development programme. Learn more on NIHR website
Senior Research Fellowships
Oxford NIHR Senior Research Fellows are independent researchers with an excellent research record and between 4 and 10 years post-doctorate. They receive research costs and a career development programme over two years. Learn more