Applications are now open for NIHR Oxford Health BRC senior fellowships – closing date 4th March 2020.
In collaboration with the NIHR Oxford BRC, the NIHR Oxford Health BRC aims to recognise and develop outstanding researchers.
Early to mid-career investigators are critical to the work and success of the Oxford BRCs. In recognition of this, we have established the BRC senior fellows award scheme to support individuals with the potential to become future leaders in translational research.
NIHR Oxford Health BRC senior fellows will be appointed through an annual competition. This runs in parallel with the Oxford BRC and is informed by the advice of an expert panel. The fellows will receive an award of £10,000 a year for a period of two years. The award may be used flexibly to facilitate the recipients translational research programme and career development. Fellows will commit to participating in a career development programme comprising two masterclasses per year alongside mentoring/coaching and networking opportunities. The BRC senior fellowship programme is intended to support suitably experienced individuals to advance an independent research area in the field of mental health.
Some examples of how the funding may be used include:
- Travel costs for research activities
- Conference costs
- Personal career development and leadership training
- Consumables and minor items of equipment (not capital equipment)
- Bridging funds to support research staff appointments whilst awaiting new research income.
Applicants should be engaged in translational pioneering research in the field of mental health which benefits patients, improves the healthcare system, brings health economics benefits, and contributes positively to society. Candidates from a wide range of disciplines are welcome to apply (for example from medical sciences, computer sciences, maths, physical and life sciences, engineering etc.)
- Applicants must hold a PhD or MD and have 4 to 10 years postdoctoral experience
- Employed by Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals Trust, Oxford Health BRC or OxARC with a contract until at the end of March 2022
- Professional achievement, in particular evidence of leadership, or leadership potential in translational research
- High potential impact of the research on improvements in healthcare and public health
- High quality and volume of excellent research (career breaks will be taken into account)
- Evidence of independence or starting to establish independence as a researcher including establishing collaborations and building research capacity
- NIHR senior investigators, or those who have previously held NIHR senior investigators awards, are not eligible to apply for BRC senior fellow awards
- BRC theme leaders, heads of university departments, OUH divisional directors, associate heads of OUH divisions and BRC steering committee members are not eligible to apply.