Training and professional development

We support academic capacity development and training across the full career spectrum, from pre-doctoral to post-doctoral, ensuring equal access to opportunities

Training and inspiring the next generation of translational researchers is one of our key aims. We hope to reach people at all stages of their research careers, from pre-doctoral PhD students to post-doctoral Senior NHS Clinical Academics, helping them to realise their potential and bringing benefits to the people and communities of our region by delivering cutting-edge translational research.

Our training offer is focused around three pillars; attracting and building a robust pipeline of research talent while targeting under-represented groups; supporting career development of our workforce and offering inclusive outreach and engagement.

By attracting, nurturing and retaining talented research professionals and harnessing expertise across our partnership we are helping people to develop translational research careers across our five core themes, building research capacity in the South West and contributing to high-quality and impactful translational biomedical research that benefits the people and communities we serve.

As a BRC we aim to significantly build research capacity by supporting members of our BRC community with comprehensive career development training and mentorship. By providing tools and resources to achieve their goals, working closely with our academic career development partners across the NIHR Infrastructure, sharing best practice both at national and international levels, we can help people to realise their potential.

Academic Career Development Lead Professor Adilia Warris

Our different types of training

Our opportunities are evolving for staff and students across our partnership with the Royal Devon and NHS organisations. Explore what we can offer here:

PhD studentships

Nurturing exceptionally talented early career researchers with an outstanding mentored and supported research training experience

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Translational Fellowships

Training for early career researchers in establishing themselves as independent researchers in the field of translational biomedical research

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Mid-Career Fellowships

Training and support for talented mid-career clinical academics in and around the South West region to develop an independent fellowship and progress their clinical academic career

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Senior Investigator Fellowships

Supporting exceptionally talented senior clinical academics across our NHS partner trusts to develop their research and progress their clinical academic careers

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Internship and placement schemes

We offer a range of research training opportunities for people in the early stages of their careers

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BRC Project Funding

Funding awards to pump-prime high-quality studies and provide pilot, proof of concept or de-risking for external funding applications

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Seminar Series

A showcase of the ground-breaking translation research of our community together with opportunities for networking and collaborative working

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Training Events

We deliver excellent training, tailored flexibly to the individual needs and interests of our members, equipping them with the skills needed for a career in translational research

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NIHR Academy

NIHR academic training, career development and research capacity development for our BRC community

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Training opportunities from other providers

Exeter BRC members have access to a wealth of training and professional development opportunities

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Subscribe to our newsletter to find out about new opportunities or get in touch with Training and Events Manager Dr Sophie Gould with your questions.