Returning carers' fund

The Returning Carers' Fund is a small grants scheme intended to support the return to research of women and men who have taken a break of at least six months for caring responsibilities.

NDM researchers who have been successful in their applications to this award have found that it has enabled them to re-establish their research careers after their break by assisting in key areas such as by providing opportunities to attend conferences, buy out teaching responsibilities and provide training and development opportunities. 

The closing date for the next round of applications is 17 June 2016.

The scheme is open to all members of academic and research staff employed by the University, including those holding joint appointments, but excluding those who have achieved full professorial title or who hold statutory chairs.

The scheme is open to all those who, at the closing date for applications:

Funding can be requested for any legitimate purpose identified by the applicant that addresses a clearly identified barrier to return to research and demonstrates a link to career development in research. Support could include, but is not limited to: 

Applications must be signed by the staff member’s supervisor, Head of Department or Faculty Board Chair and by their Business Manager to indicate that a) the department/faculty supports the application, and b) the applicant is eligible for funding, as per the above criteria. The application is then sent to the Medical Sciences divisional contact: brid.cronin@medsci.ox.ac.uk

Additional information and application forms are available here.