Published date: 08 March 2016
Closing date: 16 March 2016
NIHR research training awards support outstanding individuals to become the health research leaders of the future. The awards are managed by the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) on behalf of the Department of Health. The awards are made up of doctoral (to undertake a PhD) and post-doctoral awards.
The NIHR TCC is looking to recruit eight lay members to join the NIHR Clinician Scientist (CS) and Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Review Panels as advisors on patient and public involvement (PPI).
The PPI advisors will review and score all shortlisted applicants who attend for interview on their plans for public involvement in their proposals and give feedback to all applicants attending for interview.
The perspective that the PPI advisors will bring to the selection process will be informed by their knowledge and experience of patient and public involvement in research as a patient /user/ member of the public.
Tenure will be for a maximum of 3 years.
The awards interviews are held annually over up to 2 days in Leeds. Panel members join academic members on these days to interview candidates in person. You must indicate in your application form your availability for these dates.
You will be required to do approximately 2 days preparation ahead of the interviews to read the applications. You will also be required to attend a one day orientation workshop on 13 June 2016.
Providing that you are not in receipt of a full time salary from public funds, payment for your involvement as a Panel member is offered in accordance with the INVOLVE’s guidance on payment and reimbursement rates for public involvement. http://www.invo.org.uk/posttypepublication/budgeting-for-involvement/
The fee for these roles has been set at £300 per day (or £150 for half a day) for the 2 days (where appropriate) of the interviews, including preparation time, therefore £600 maximum. You do not have to accept the fee. Full attendance at the interviews and preparation for the interviews is a condition for the honorarium.
To find out more about shaping research at the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre, visit our Get Involved page.