Our BRC offers a number of fellowships which support research in a wide range of areas.
Clinical training fellowships
Running since 2007, these one year pump-prime fellowships give medically qualified clinicians one year ‘out of programme’ to focus on research and training in experimental medicine. The year gives protected research time to gain pilot data and work on competitive applications to external funding bodies such as MRC, NIHR, The Wellcome Trust and BHF, amongst others, to fund the continuation of the project into a PhD. The fellowship offers salary and a budget of £5,000 to cover research costs and training. This model has a 100% success rate in terms of trainees securing PhD funding and up to five fellowships are awarded each year.
Recruitment: This advert is currently closed for applications.
Allied Health Professional research training fellowships
Based on the model of the one year clinical research training fellowship, these fellowships give one year of protected research time to Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists and Health Scientists. During the year it is expected that fellows will undertake research training including an MRes in Clinical Research as part of the fellowship. The fellowship offers salary and a budget of £10,000 to cover MRes tuition fees (approx £9000), research costs and training.
MRes and PhD in biomedical and translational research in collaboration with King's Bioscience Institute
Studentships include a one year MRes in Biomedical and Translational Science, aligned with King’s Bioscience Institute, which gives focused training and workshops on translational skills alongside three lab rotations. Students then select one of these rotations for their PhD project and focus on this during Years 2-4; with strong emphasis on students being aligned with the most suitable projects and building a cohort culture. The studentship includes a stipend, tuition fees and research costs of £2000 in Year 1 and £5000 in Years 2-4.
Clinical training fellowships in collaboration with The Francis Crick Institute
Launched in 2014 in partnership with the NIHR BRC at Imperial and University College London, these fellowships are based on the successful one year clinical research training fellowship model, but in collaboration with the Francis Crick Institute. The emphasis has been on developing a collaborative supervisory team that provides a research area/project for fellows to work on, supported across our NIHR Biomedical Research Centres and the Francis Crick Institute. The fellowship offers salary and a budget of £10,000 to cover research costs and training.
Prize fellowships (post doctoral)
Bridging Fellowships were launched in 2013/14 and designed to support clinical postdoctoral researchers applying for intermediate or career development fellowships. The scheme has now been redeveloped through joining up with King’s Health Partners. Our BRC has launched the new Prize Fellowships that will help to increase research capacity at an identified bottleneck in many early researchers’ careers – particularly for non-clinical scientists.
For any queries on any of the listed fellowships email Claire Dossi, training manager, on Claire.Dossi@gstt.nhs.uk or call 020 7188 7188 extension 51239.