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Research training and careers

Develop your career in research

If you want to develop your career in research, you can find training and development opportunities listed here. Information about fellowships and scholarships can be found in our funding section

Postgraduate research training

Information on postgraduate research training opportunities.

The nursing professoriate in the UK

Information on professor post-holders at higher education institutions in the UK.

Clinical research nurses

Information and resources for clinical research nurses.

UK Government training opportunities


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): career development

The NIHR supports research training through its Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme.

NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs)

NIHR ARCs run a large range of research training courses and capacity development programmes.

Northern Ireland

HSC Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, Research and Development

Building research capacity in Northern Ireland through training opportunities, and creating opportunities for researchers to compete for research funding on a wider UK or international basis.


Chief Scientist Office

The CSO offers training fellowships aimed at improving the research and development skills base; increasing the development of evidence-based practice.


Health and Care Research Wales

Offering a number of schemes designed to stimulate excellence and support capacity building in health and social care research.

Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales

Partnership between six Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Wales, funded by Health and Care Research Wales.

Research and innovation bulletin

Keep up to date with all the latest developments in nursing research by signing up to the RCN’s fortnightly research and innovation bulletin.

Research and innovation bulletin