Current Opportunities for Researchers


Supporting advanced education

ARC KSS works with other organisations to maximise opportunities for individuals to develop their research career through fellowships, supporting researchers to apply for NIHR opportunities and through funded PhD scholarships. 

ARC KSS Fellowships and Scholarship Opportunities

ARC KSS PhD Studentship in Migrant Mental Health - closing date 4 January 2023

ARC KSS have funded fellowships through Individual Development Awards – Springboard and Investment in Future Research Leaders. View awardees:  Round 3 September 2022,  Round 3 April 2022,  Round 2 2021,  Round 1 2021.

You can find out more about the researchers undertaking a PhD with the ARC KSS academy on our Staff page.

ARC KSS Post-doctoral Opportunities

Applications are invited for two, two-year fixed-term NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow posts in dementia based at the Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The two posts are funded by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey Sussex (ARC KSS) to build dementia research capacity regionally and will be appointed to work within the Living Well with Dementia Theme.

Closing date: 01 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Click here for more information.

ARC KSS Mentorship Programme

Individual mentorship is available for all applied researchers within ARC KSS member organisations to support their research career.  The aim of the ARC KSS Mentorship Programme is to:-

  • Provide inclusive opportunities to support the development of academics, health professionals and social care or social work professionals pursuing an applied research career trajectory and have a positive impact on people’s career aspirations.  

  • To develop an increased number of applied researchers across health and social care settings and to develop the research leaders of the future. 

  • To support the sharing of expertise and skills that showcase the key contribution research can make to enhancing quality evidence-based care and the patient/client experience. 

For further details regarding the scheme and how to sign up to become a mentor or mentee please see our Q&A's here.   

Developing Research Careers Group

We are keen to make sure we have input from researchers who are currently building their health or social care research careers to ensure we can build support and events that will truly help people progress in their aspirations.  Our Developing Research Careers Group supports our capacity building activities. We host networking events a few times a year so the group can share their work and challenges.   If you would like to join this group please complete the sign-up form. 

Your Health and Social Care Research Quick Guide

Packed with information, links and personal stories from people working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, this guide has been designed to answer any questions you might have in regards to networks, training and resources.  View guide here.

Good Lives Research Network

We want to connect people who are interested in doing research about living with a learning disability.  This includes people with learning disabilities, family groups, self-advocacy groups, charities, carers, professionals and academic researchers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. If this is you join the network or be added to the Good Lives Research website by completing the sign-up form .  We believe that if we can make these connections, we can make sure that the research we do really does make a difference to people’s lives. Click on this link to access the network homepage. 


ARC KSS Academy Newsletter

Sign up to receive our newsletter which features researcher development information, events, features, blogs and more.   View October 2022 issue.

Funding Opportunities

You can find a list of funders relevant to ARC on the Academy hub – browse list of funders here

We want to hear from you

Tell us how ARC KSS can support your learning and development needs relevant to applied research and how we can support applied research activity to inform practice and service transformation.   You can get in touch by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or follow us on twitter @ARC_KSS

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