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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.

Undergraduate education

For undergraduates who are thinking of a research career.

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.

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

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 good research practice, work towards a more diverse research culture and provide flexible career opportunities. Find out more about how we support research careers.

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.

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