Starting a research career

Primary and Community Care Early Researcher Bursary Scheme

How we can help:

The Early Researcher Bursary Scheme is open to anyone providing NHS services in Primary or Community Care or any employee of Public Health organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Bursary Scheme enables individuals to:

  • Acquire research skills – suitable for those new to research or with little research experience.
  • Develop research skills – suitable for those who have done some research training or courses and want to hone their skills in working with published literature.
  • Apply research skills – for those who have significant experience and are interested in developing a research career or contributing significantly to a research application.

The scheme has three tiers (see table below), all now open for applications.

Guidance is available on the Tier 1 and Tier 2 pages.

If you are interested in applying for a Tier 3 Bursary, please contact Dr Judy Henwood in the first instance by emailing

Each Tier provides different amounts of funding, and as such has applicants are expected to achieve different outcomes, as detailed below:

Bursary tier funding table