Research Career Development
Job/ Funded career development opportunities
This section lists research jobs, funded fellowships and scholarships, and other research career opportunities we have been asked to promote.
Website: Career opportunities
A career in research
Here you will find the job profiles within Agenda for Change, some sample job descriptions, and a competency framework for clinical research nurses. In addition, there is also general information and guidance on developing a career in research, including information around clinical academic careers.
Website: A career in research
Government funding programmes and major funding bodies frequently have advisory Boards, comprising of specialists in a particular field. These Boards can act as scientific advisers, helping to assess grant applications. Nurse representation on these Boards has historically been low; improving this may well help raise the profile of nursing research as a whole.
Website: Nurse representation
The numbers of nurses holding professorial positions in the UK may serve as a proxy indictor of the development of nursing research leadership within the professions, particularly when compared with cognate professional groups. This is a list of every nurse, midwife and health visitor holding a tenured chair at a UK Higher Education Institution.
Website: Nursing professoriate
The importance of developing the research capacity within the nursing professions is well recognised. The aim of this section is to provide information on research education and training opportunities, as well as detailing support units, which are there to support your R&D needs.
Please note that if you are looking for funding for any of these training opportunities, we have a separate funding section
- Government funding training opportunities
The four countries of the UK have their own training remits, details of which are listed here
Website: Government training
- Postgraduate research training opportunities
This section of the website offers guidance on postgraduate training opportunities within the broad field of research and practice development.
Website: Postgraduate training
- E-learning/online learning resources
e-Learning and online learning resources are also becoming more prevalent, and we have begun to compile a list of resources available
Website: E-learning/online learning resources
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Research Design Service (RDS)
The new network of NIHR Research Design Service will help researchers to prepare proposals for submission to national funding competitions for applied health or social care research by providing expert advice on research design and methodology. This is a free service.
Clinical Trials (CT) Toolkit
This innovative website is designed to help researchers navigate through the complex landscape of setting up and managing clinical trials in line with regulatory requirements. Based on the design of a tube map, the CT Toolkit uses an interactive colour-coded routemap to differentiate between legal and good practice requirements. This provides essential information at the ‘stations’ along the route and gives the users an idea of the critical path for trial set-up and delivery.