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Current research career development opportunities including training programmes and fellowships based in the NIHR research infrastructure

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NIHR Clinician Scientist Award - Round 15 now open for applications

Closing date: 10 July 2015 Publish date: 21 May 2015

The NIHR Clinician Scientist Award is part of the Integrated Academic Training Programme for Doctors and Dentists. It offers up to 5 years funding to undertake focused training and development in order to develop specific skills that will enable a transition from basic research into clinical research or from clinical research into translational and applied research.

The 15th Round of this scheme launched on Thursday 21 May 2015. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 July 2015 at 1.00pm.

More information, including guidance notes and the link for applying is available from the NIHR Clinician Scientist Award pages.


NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships

Closing date: 21 August 2015 Publish date: 17 June 2015

NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships are designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials as part of their current training award who would benefit from further training within the setting of a Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) that is in receipt of NIHR CTU Support Funding. The training programme should expose the trainee to all aspects/stages of trials and should not limit individuals to one study.

Applications should be submitted jointly by the CTU and the trainee. All applicants must have contacted the relevant CTU by 10th July 2015 and applications must be submitted by 17:00 on Friday 21 August 2015.

More information, including guidance notes and the application documents are available from the NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships page.


NIHR ACFs (Dental) 2015 - recruitment is now open

Closing date: 31 March 2016 Publish date: 19 November 2014

The 2015 NIHR Dental Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) recruitment round is now open and will close on 31st March 2016Take up of posts will start from 1st April 2015.

Dental schools are free to advertise Dental ACF posts in any GDC approved specialty or in General Dental Practice. Prospective applicants should note that they must contact the relevant LETB in the first instance for further information on post availability and the recruitment process. This includes dates for when the posts will be advertised and the associated closing dates.

Please note that successful applicants must be in post before 31st March 2016, therefore LETBs need to allow enough time to advertise, shortlist, interview and where required, allow for notice periods to be given.

Before applying you are recommended to read the following information and guidance as well as any relevant information and guidance provided by individual LETBs.

Further information for these posts can be found on the 2015 Dental ACF information for applicants page.