Career development opportunities

2017 NIHR In-Practice Fellowships now open for applications

Closing date: 12 April 2017 Publish date: 14 February 2017

The 11th round of the NIHR In-Practice Fellowship (NIHR IPF) competition is now open. Please note that all applications must be made using the online TCCi system and must be completed by 1.00pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

The NIHR In-Practice Fellowship (IPF) offers academic training to fully-qualified General Practitioners, General Dental Practitioners and Community Dentists who may have already spent some time in NHS practice and who have had little formal academic training at this point in their careers. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have outstanding potential for development as a clinical academic in research or research linked to medical/dental education. This award supports the academic component of two-year 50% clinical, 50% academic posts with a well-defined academic content. The 50% academic component of the training period may include completion of a Master’s degree and the preparation of an application for a competitive, peer-reviewed Research Training Fellowship leading to the award of a higher degree such as a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.

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.