Supporting Early Academic Researchers in Chiropractic – SEARCh 2024

We are pleased to announce the SEARCh 2024!


We are reaching out to all final-year* chiropractic students currently studying on a UK-based, GCC-accredited programme, who are interested in participating in SEARCh, Supporting Early Academic Researchers in Chiropractic.


We are keen to identify students who are interested in working as part of an existing research project/team within their institution, to acquire research experience over an 6-week internship period over the summer (between end-June to mid-September 2024).


Supporting Early Academic Researchers in Chiropractic (SEARCh)


Costs: Four student places will be funded at £1,500 per successful application.

Eligibility: Students presently registered on a UK based GCC accredited chiropractic program. Applicants should be in their final year of study, due to complete their training and all clinical placements this summer. Applicants must be available during the internship period end-June – mid-September for no less than 6 weeks, 15hrs per week.


*Whilst priority will be given to final-year, new-graduate students, applications from students at end of year 3, and year 2 may also be considered.


The application form is found in Appendix A.


Application and closing dates: Applications are due by midnight 31st March 2024.  Applicants will be notified by 12th May 2024.


A report to the CRC is due by the 30 September 2024 on the template found in Appendix B.


Funding: The CRC will fund £200 per week for 6 weeks as a stipend to the participating student. The CRC will additionally fund travel, accommodation, and registration at a UK based chiropractic conference/event within the same year as completing the work up to a total cost of £300. The CRC would encourage the academic team to provide opportunities for scientific publication for the student linked to the work carried out. The grant will be awarded to the academic lead of a team/group that the student joins.


Academic Support: A lead academic heading a research project, research area or research team would provide a letter of support for the applicant which will explain how they and/or the institution will provide support and exposure to research methodologies, data collections skills, writing skills and presentation skills. This will need to be submitted as an institution headed document signed by the academic and their immediate line manager.