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    Training & Professional Development

    We are committed to developing and nurturing a diverse and rich pipeline of talented researchers by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to excel and contribute to the delivery of high-quality and impactful translational biomedical research. Expertise will be harnessed from across the partnership to deliver the best possible training and career development opportunities for all students/staff associated with our 5 BRC research themes.

    We will be offering a number of training programmes as we grow and develop our research capacity, aimed at individuals at all levels with varied experiences and expertise. Please keep an eye out for new opportunities being offered moving forward – see below programmes that are currently, or soon to be open for applications:

    Open for applications

    β€’ Translational Fellowships – for early to mid-career scientists and clinical academics to leverage externally funded fellowships whilst receiving support and mentorship to become independent researchers. Deadline 5pm June 12th 2023

    Upcoming opportunities

    β€’ Mid-Career Fellowships – for midcareer clinical academics in and around our region wishing to develop fellowship or substantial research grants whilst receiving support and mentorship.

    β€’ Small project funding – for BRC members looking to pump-prime high-quality studies and provide pilot, proof of concept or de-risking for external funding applications.

    Capacity Building Timeline

    Closed Competitions 2023

    β€’ PhD studentships – for early careers scientists with an offering to work with world-leading researchers, gain comprehensive training and contribute significantly to the local and national economy through cutting edge translational research.

    Applications open again in 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when.

    β€’ Senior Investigator Fellowships – for Senior NHS Clinical Academics in the RD&E or other partner trusts, enabling sufficient time for developing and leading on translational activities within the 5 key themes of the BRC.

    Get in touch

    For general or more specific enquiries pertaining to BRC training and professional development, please get in contact with:

    Professor Chrissie Thirwell – NIHR Exeter BRC Academic Career Development Lead

    Dr Sophie Gould – NIHR Exeter BRC Training and Events Manager

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