Apply to join the GROW Researcher Development Programme 2024

Grow Programme Application Form

Application details

Do you consider yourself to be an Early Career Researcher?
Do you consider yourself to be an addiction researcher?

1. About you

If you are successful, the information you share in this box will be shared with other successful applicants.
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2. Your interests

If you are successful, the information you share in this box will be shared with other successful applicants.

3. Your goals

The information in your application form will be shared with the MHR Incubator team, including your professional coach, for the express purpose of managing and delivering the GROW Programme.

If your application is successful, the following information will be shared with the other participants of the 2024 GROW cohort:

  • Your name and title
  • Your email address
  • Your organisation and main area of expertise
  • Your responses to Question 1b (the skills, experience, perspectives, or approaches you bring to GROW) and Question 2a (the research questions and approaches that currently interest you)

Outside of the MHR Incubator team who review your application, no other information about you will be shared. This includes your CV and your responses to the remaining application questions.

Personal data that you share with the Mental Health Research Incubator is collected, stored, accessed, and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Mental Health Research Incubator privacy policy, and the University of Oxford data protection policy. If you have any questions or concerns about your personal data, please email us at


Essential criteria

  • Working in a research role in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Wales
  • Early career researcher in any discipline or sector
  • Have completed a PhD or gained equivalent research experience so we can bring together a group of researchers at a similar career stage
  • Passionate about applied mental health research that has the potential to improve lives
  • Curious about working across disciplines and sectors
  • Interested to meet peers, form new collaborations and support each other
  • Able to dedicate the equivalent of 1.5 days per month between June and December 2024 to participate in GROW activities
  • Be ready to reflect on your professional development and identify and work towards new professional goals


Desirable criteria
  • We particularly welcome applications from researchers whose backgrounds, disciplines, and regions are currently under-represented in mental health research.

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