Opportunities for early career researchers

We are offering funded cross sector placements for early career researchers. 

  • Spend 3 months full time (part-time placements of typically one or two days per week may be over a longer period) working in a host organisation in the public or third sector.
  • Complete a research project that makes the most of your knowledge and skills to make a difference to children & young people’s mental health.

Our first round of Emerging Minds cross sector placements are now open for applications. For full details of current opportunities, please see below:

The Embracing Complexity Coalition

For full details, please download and read the following documents.  The deadline for applications is 3 February 2020.

The Centre for Mental Health

For full details, please download and read the following documents.  The deadline for applications is 10 February 2020 at 10am.

NSPCC

Details coming soon.

What is an Early Career Researcher?

Our definition of early eareer researcher includes those undertaking post-graduate study through to early career academics.

However, some activities may be better suited to individuals at different stages of this spectrum.  The term ‘early career researcher’ includes peer researchers, those in universities and in the public, charity or business sector.

How else will the Emerging Minds Network support Early Career Researchers?

We will be offering a programme of events and opportunities including a short-term fellowship programme and a mentoring scheme.

Please do contact our Network Manager Emily Lloyd to share your ideas if you are an early career researcher who’d like to get involved with the Emerging Minds Network.

You can also sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter at @EmergingMindsUK to receive regular updates about our events and opportunities.

Our early career researchers programme is being led by members of our leadership team and advisory group: Dr Caroline Jay, Dr Rachel Hiller and Dr Faraz Mughal.