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Shape the future, add research to your career

If you’re new to research, you’re an undergraduate student, or you want to find out about your next step in research, there are many ways to explore research careers and add research to your practice. From academic schemes to short online courses, from internships to mentoring opportunities, your next step in research starts here.

Contact your local ARC

Check out the latest NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs) opportunities aimed at healthcare professionals in the NHS. See details of current local ARC opportunities available per regional ARC this November. There will be further opportunities arising from the 15 ARCs across the country throughout the year.

Find local support

The NIHR Local Clinical Research Networks supports clinical research infrastructure throughout England. With 15 networks covering the whole of England, you’re never from a local contact that can talk you through options for career development schemes, internships and local networking opportunities

Play the Your Path in Research Game

Play the Your Path in Research Game to explore how adding research to your career can help you gain new skills and qualifications, help you to build your career around areas you are passionate about, and make a real difference to patients, service users, carers and the public. Play the Your Path in Research Game.

Get involved in Social care research

If you work in social care or social work explore options for engaging with research. Whether you are new to research or have past experience, you can engage with the different programmes across the NIHR.

Develop your research question

NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) helps you develop funding applications for health and social care research. Access to support, advice and expertise when you apply for research programmes and training awards

Public Health Research at NIHR

The NIHR supports all areas of public health research. Apply for research grant funding, get help with your research or find evidence and data analysis to improve public health in your area.