The Maudsley BRC offers two fellowship programmes designed to support clinical professionals at the beginning of their academic career pathway in translational mental health research.
- Preparatory Clinical Research Training Fellowships
- Pre-preparatory Clinical Academic Training Fellowships. This is a new programme to be introduced in 2023. Pre-preparatory fellowships will help NHS nurses and AHPs obtain the necessary research skills and support to compete for a HEE-NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (PCAF) or similar award.
What previous awardees have said:
"I have really enjoyed this opportunity to be involved in research. The project I have chosen has linked in well with my background and I feel that there have been times when my input has been valuable to the team. The team have been very welcoming and involved me in all aspects of the project where possible. I haven’t been afraid to ask for help or support when needed and the project manager has taken time out to teach me things and support me to learn about areas of research that I have come across whilst being on secondment. I have been invited and involved in events which promote the project."
"Applying for a Doctoral Fellowship is a large undertaking, and it would be hard to do this successfully whilst working full-time in a clinical role. The BRC can provide you with the time you need to develop your ideas into a focussed research proposal."
"Go for it - I really enjoyed having the protected time to pursue my research interests and there has been a direct benefit to my clinical work as a result."
"I love working directly with clients and want to use this one to one relationship to develop my research interests. The richness of my clients' experiences really informs the type of work I do as a social worker. I have identified a course in qualitative interviewing that would provide me with the skills I need to start. Afterwards, getting support and advice from experienced qualitative researchers in the Institute of Psychiatry will really help me develop further."
The Maudsley BRC will soon be advertising Preparatory Clinical Research Training Fellowships to commence mid-2023.
Full details will be provided on our Current Opportunities page during the coming weeks.