Career development opportunities

2017 NIHR Fellowship Awards

Closing date: 17 January 2017 Publish date: 18 October 2016

Closing date: 20 December 2016 (PDF, TRF, CDF, SRF)
Closing date: 17 January 2017 (DRF)
Publish date: 18 October 2016

The 2017 NIHR Fellowship awards recruitment round (Round 10) is now open. Five levels of the NIHR Fellowship awards are available: Doctoral (DRF), Post Doctoral (PDF), Transitional Research (TRF), Career Development (CDF) and Senior Research (SRF). Information about each of these awards can be found on the NIHR Fellowship Programme page.

NIHR Fellowships are designed to support researchers whose work focuses on people and patient-based clinical and applied health research. Applications are invited from individuals working in any scientific discipline or sector, within an institution sited in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, who can demonstrate a role in, or contribution to, improving health, health care or services.

The post-doctoral awards (PDF, TRF, CDF, SRF) will close at 1pm on 20 December 2016 and the doctoral award (DRF) will close at 1pm on 17 January 2017.

Before applying applicants are recommended to read the Fellowship Guidance Notes and to contact their local Research Design Service.

2016 NIHR Clinical Lectureships (Medical)

Closing date: 31 March 2017 Publish date: 01 March 2016

The 2016 NIHR Clinical Lectureships (medical) opened on 1st March and will close on 31st March 2017.

NIHR Clinical Lectureships (CLs) are specialty training posts that incorporate academic training.  NIHR Clinical Lecturers (CLs) spend 50% of their time undertaking specialist clinical training and 50% undertaking research or educational research training.

CLs are aimed at those who are advanced in their specialty training, have completed a research doctorate or equivalent and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.  The duration of a CL is for a maximum of 4 years and it is expected that CLs will complete their specialty training during this period.  Alongside clinical training, CLs will be able to further develop their academic skills and will be encouraged to apply for funding to support further Post-Doctoral or educational research training.




2016 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships & Clinical Lectureships (Dental)

Closing date: 31 March 2017 Publish date: 01 March 2016

The 2016 NIHR Dental Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) and Clinical Lectureship (CL) recruitment round is now open and will close on 31st March 2017Take up of posts will start from 1st April 2016.

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 2017, 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.