Translational Fellowships

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

Our training offer, helping people to realise their potential and achieve their goals, is an important part of what we do. By offering support, mentoring and resources to our research community, we are helping to develop translational research careers across our five core themes, ensuring that our research benefits the people and communities we serve.

Our Translational Fellowships are designed to support our strongest early to mid-career scientists to become independent researchers, working with local NHS Trusts and commercial partners to maximise the benefits of scientific discoveries to patients and people. We support fellows to prepare prestigious external fellowship applications, building their careers in translational biomedical research while working in diverse research environments with world-leading academics and access to state of the art facilities.

Fellows have access to a training programme specific to their needs with wrap-around support and mentorship alongside access to our leading research development support, leadership training, development through the NIHR Academy and our University infrastructure and the opportunity to work with local NHS Trusts and commercial partners.

We are delighted to have already recruited our first cohort of exceptionally talented Translational Fellows who will be working on dedicated research projects.

My fellowship gives me protected time to focus on my research projects and develop as an early-career researcher in an area with a critical need for rigorous research and capacity. It opens up the possibility of working with collaborators in and outside of Exeter BRC and to be part of the NIHR Academy which is an excellent platform for training and networking with other early-career researchers.

Dr Jean-Claude Njabou Katte

Getting to know our Fellows

Dr Olga Nev

Newly-appointed Translational Fellow Dr Olga Nev shares her reflections on the importance of encouraging young women to follow their STEM dreams.

Inspiring the next generation of Women in STEM – a personal reflection

Dr Jean-Claude Njabou Katte

Catch up with one of our first Translational Fellows to hear what the training opportunity means to him, his research and career.

The researchers helping to shape the future at the BRC

When and how to apply

The next round of applications for Translational Fellowships will be announced later in 2024. Please check back for details on how to apply.

We expect applicants to discuss their application with the relevant theme lead(s) who can provide guidance on whether the proposed research aligns with the theme's strategic aims.

For more information please email Training and Events Manager Dr Sophie Gould.