Career and bridging support

NOTE: Central funding for the Career and Bridging Support Schemes was discontinued with effect from 1 August 2011.

However, divisions and/or departments are encouraged to consider local arrangements to support continuity of employment across gaps in funding while research grant application outcomes are awaited.

The guidance below may be used as a basis for any such arrangements.

Summary of the two schemes

In certain circumstances, the University can provide continuing support for the employment by the University of contract research staff where outside funding is not immediately available.

Scheme

Bridging support

Career support

Purpose

To enable continued employment of academic-related research staff between fixed-term contracts at the University

To enable continued employment of long-serving academic-related contract researchers whos research contribution is of particular value to the University

Costs provided/

Length of support

MODE 1

Where further funding has been confirmed, salary costs for normally up to 6 months

MODE 2

Where further funding has yet to be confirmed, salary costs for normally up to 3 months

Salary costs for normally up to 1 year

Staff eligibility for salary support

Academic-related contract researchers with the following length of service:

- normally at least 2 years' service in academic-related contract research posts at Oxford, or at least 6 years service in ac-rel contract research posts in HEIs

- normally at least 6 years' serice in academic-related contract research posts at HEIs

- normally at least 15 years' service in academic-related posts at HEIs

Applications by

Head of Department (Head of Division to endorse Career support scheme applications)

Further information

Full details of the Bridging support scheme and Career support scheme.