BRC Post-Doctoral Support

Time-limited funding to support high calibre individuals who have clear long term plans to pursue a clinical academic career. 

This scheme aims to support individuals while they prepare competitive applications to external funding bodies for Advanced Fellowships (Clinician Scientist Fellowships or equivalent).

Who is eligible to apply?

  • The scheme is open to medical and non-medical clinical academics, undertaking research at The Royal Marsden and/or the ICR in line with the BRC research theme aims.
     
  • 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 2 years of obtaining CCT at the time of application.
     
  • Nurse or AHP applicants should have completed their professional training.
     
  • Funds can be applied for and used flexibly, depending on the needs of the individual, for a period of up to 2 years

Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek match funding from The Royal Marsden and/or the ICR departments to support this application and demonstrate institutional support.  Applicants will need to declare plans for seeking academic funding (e.g. for medical doctors, ACL or Clinical Scientist posts) at the end of the funding period, and, a commitment to a clinical academic career.

Assessment criteria

The following criteria will be considered by the BRC Steering Committee:

  • Evidence of research track record, productivity across past appointments and an upward trajectory, with clear potential to undertake independent research.
     
  • Well-articulated short term career goals, outlining how you plan to develop your skills and your research in the next 6-12 months.
     
  • Clear plans for obtaining a Clinician Scientist Fellowship (or equivalent) and how the requested funding will help to achieve these plans.
     
  • Strong research interest and ambition to be a clinical academic researcher with long term career goals, plans to establish a research ‘niche’ and develop skills needed to underpin a future research career.

How to apply

Please contact [email protected] for an application form.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 2 September 2019.