Clinician researchers

Clinician researchers provide a link between scientific research and clinical practice, helping to get treatments to patients sooner, and make sure that clinical knowledge is fed back to the lab.

Clinical Academic Forum

A network of clinical academics across RM and ICR at different career stages. The forum is open to ACFs, Clinical Research Fellows, PhDs, MDs, CLs, and equivalents. 

The forum meets quarterly over lunch (provided) to enhance interaction, networking and sharing of knowledge.

Register here for any of the upcoming dates:​

  •       20 May 2019
  •       11 September 2019
  •       02 December 2019

Travel bursaries

The Patricia McGregor Travel Fellowships Fund, set up in memory of Patricia McGregor, provides travel and attendance costs for Royal Marsden staff to attend and present their research at national and international oncology-related medical conferences.

Applications are only open to Royal Marsden employees and are specifically for junior researchers including junior medical staff (below consultant level), nursing staff and allied health professionals.

To apply, please download the application form and guidance. Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected] at least 30 days before the conference start date.

Support for Integrated Academic Trainees (IATs)

We provide specific support for Integrated Academic Trainees, NIHR-funded Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) and Clinical Lecturers (CLs).

Research clinician is a blog-based website with short posts written by a range of experts who share their own experience, tips and advice on developing skills you need as an academic trainee. Access using your Synapse login.

All ACFs are given an honorary contract with the ICR which gives access to ICR facilities such as the IT network and library. If you are unsure whether you have access please contact [email protected]

The Academic Training Bursary provides funding for all NIHR ACFs and CLs for conference attendance and travel that supports your academic training. To claim, please complete the Training Bursary Request form and once approved by your Academic Supervisor, return to [email protected]. Forms must be submitted by the end of February each year.

Imperial Academic Heath Science Centre

We are part of the Imperial College Academic Heath Science Centre (AHSC). The AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London (ICL), Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBHT) and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) and aims to utilise excellence in research and education to transform health outcomes. To see resources and events for clinical researchers visit the Imperial CATO website or RBHT website.