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New bursaries for the MRes in Clinical Research

The School of Health Sciences has been awarded 12 fully funded MRes in Clinical Research places.
by Ben Sawtell

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) have selected the School of Health Sciences at City University London as one of the 10 leading institutions in the UK to receive fully funded Masters of Clinical Research (MRes) places. City has been awarded 12 full-time bursaries per year for the next three years.

In 2007 the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Sub-committee for Nurses published a report called "Developing the best research professionals" which made a number of recommendations to support the development of research skills and academic careers amongst experienced graduate nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The bursaries will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to train in quantitative and qualitative research methods and applied data analysis from basic to advanced levels as well as opportunities to apply this research knowledge to clinical settings.

Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Stanton Newman, said: "This is a significant achievement for the School of Health Sciences and positions us as one of the country's leading institutions for clinical research. The NHS is committed to developing academic clinicians and with this funding and our commitment to research excellence City will play a significant role in achieving that aim.

"As always this was a team effort but I would like to extend special thanks to Vicky Joffe, Eamonn McKeown and Sue Procter who worked tirelessly to deliver our submission."

The application deadline for the funded MRes places is 17 September 2012 at 12pm. Find out more and apply here.

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