Career development opportunities

NIHR Fellowships Round 8 is now open for applications

Closing date: 21 January 2015 Publish date: 30 October 2014

NIHR Fellowships support outstanding individuals to become the health research leaders of the future by buying out their salary costs, meeting their training and development costs and by contributing to the research costs needed to complete an identified research project.

Applications are invited from individuals working in any sector or scientific discipline who propose to undertake people or patient-based clinical and applied health research at an institution based in England.

Applicants should use the scheme specific guidance notes below relevant to the application level they intend to apply to.  You are strongly advised to read the guidance notes carefully and refer to them as you complete the online form.

Closing date for the applications is 21st January 2015 at 1.00pm. No exceptions will be made.

All applicants must ensure that their proposed research project is compatible with the published NIHR remit.

Five levels of NIHR Fellowship award are available: Doctoral, Post-doctoral, Career Development, Senior Research and Transitional Research:More details of these awards and the application link is in the Fellowships Programme detail.


HEE/ NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICA) - Masters Studentships

Closing date: 29 January 2015 Publish date: 20 October 2014

Masters studentships are an integral component of the clinical academic career pathway afforded by the new HEE/ NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme. As such, only registered non-medical/dental healthcare professionals who deliver NHS services will be eligible to receive the studentships; and supported masters courses must be promoted to, accessible to, and relevant to all of the ICA Programme eligible healthcare professions.

The new HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme is replacing the previous Clinical Academic Training (CAT) and Healthcare Science Research Fellowships programmes and is open to all non-medical/dental healthcare professionals requiring statutory registration. A full list of eligible professions is available from the Health Education England Website. 

  • Funding is available to support 3 annual and consecutive cohorts of students, the first cohort being required to take up their studentships in autumn 2015.
  • All tenders must be completed and submitted by the Course Lead Tenders must be submitted by 1pm on Thursday 29th January 2015 

More details on the HEE / NIHR ICA Masters Studentships 


NIHR Clinical Lecturer 2014 (Medical) - recruitment is now open

Closing date: 31 March 2015 Publish date: 01 April 2014

The 2014 NIHR Clinical Lectureship recruitment round is now open and will end on 31 March 2015.

Prospective applicants should note that they must contact the relevant LETB/Deanery 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. Take up of posts will start from 1 April 2014.

Please note that successful applicants must be in post before 31 March 2015, therefore LETBs/Deaneries need to allow enough time to advertise, shortlist, interview and where required, allow for notice periods to be given.

Further information is available from the NIHR Clinical Lectureship information 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.