Develop your research career

We offer funding and other support at key career stages for researchers in biomedical science, population health, and humanities and social science.

Funding at key career stages 

Find a scheme by selecting your career stage below. Learn about the qualifications, skills and experience you'll need and explore career options.

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree, and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

How we support research careers 

We support thousands of curious, passionate researchers all over the world. Besides our funding schemes, we work in many ways to support careers in research. For example, we promote the responsible conduct of research, work towards a more diverse research culture and provide flexible career opportunities. Find out more about how we support research careers.

'Success on the board' development programme

We are collaborating with Advance HE for the second year of the ‘Success on the board’ development programme pilot. The programme supports people from groups currently underrepresented in UK research governance to explore membership of committees and boards.

Open for applications: 6 June 2022

Find out more about the programme

Researcher stories 

Read about the career journeys of some of our researchers. Find out what makes research a rewarding career for them and the challenges they met along the way.