BRC training opportunities

The BRC offers a range of training and career development opportunities for researchers. To register an expression of interesting for the following opportunities, please contact Contact Digby Ingle, BRC Training and Education Manager, at [email protected]

BRC Post-Doctoral Support Round 8, December 2022

Applications are now open for the BRC Post-Doctoral Scheme. This scheme provides time-limited funding (12 months) to support high calibre individuals who have clear long-term plans to pursue a clinical academic career. It focusses on providing protected research time for individuals to develop their data and publication record, while they prepare competitive applications to external funding bodies for Advanced Fellowships (Clinician Scientist posts or equivalent). 

For further information and an application form please contact [email protected]. Completed forms should be submitted by 17 Feb 2023, 5pm.
Notification of the outcome of applications will be beginning of April 2023.

  • The scheme is open to medical and non-medical clinical academics, undertaking research at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London in line with the BRC Theme priorities.   
  • The scheme is open to anyone who holds or is approaching completion of a research doctorate (PhD/MD).  You must have submitted your thesis before the funding start date.
  • Medically qualified doctors should have obtained CCT or be within two years of obtaining CCT at the time of application.    
  • Nurse or AHP applicants should have completed their professional training.   
  • In line with NIHR expectations, eligible costs should include salary backfill. Project consumables can be claimed to a maximum of £5,000 as part of the total costs.   
  • Previously successful applicants cannot re-apply.  
  • Candidates are encouraged to start no later than 1 May 2023 to maximise utility of the award.  
  • All projects must be completed by 30 April 2024

BRC Molecular Pathology Starter Programme

This annual programme offers histopathology specialty registrars training in the fundamental aspects of molecular pathology. 

The programme aims to give histopathology trainees a basic foundation in molecular pathology, with the expectation that this will significantly enhance their careers in general diagnostic histopathology, as well as provide grounding for any later interest in pursuing translational or basic research.

Applications are now closed. 

Pathway to Independence Programme

Developing future clinical academic leaders in cancer research is a career development and leadership programme for early-career clinical academics. 

The programme is currently closed to applications and will re-open in 2022.

Non-clinical PhD studentships

We are supporting 15 non-clinical translational PhD studentships at the ICR to provide additional research capacity in the BRC's key areas of strategic need, such as immuno-oncology and molecular diagnostics.

The 2021 programme is now closed to applications