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Joining i4i Committees

Closing date

31 December 2098

Expertise required

The Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is seeking to appoint expert Committee members in the following areas to the various funding Committees:

  •  clinical
  • academic 
  • commercial 

Currently, we are looking for expertise in clinical trials and statistics, however, any clinical, academic or commercial experts are welcome to fill out the below expression of interest form which will be considered when particular gaps emerge.

About i4i 

The i4i Programme is a translational research funding scheme aimed at de-risking early-to-late stage medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for ultimate NHS use. The i4i Programme has two main funding streams consisting of a two stage application process: Product Development Awards (PDA) and Connect.

Role of Committee members

The role of the i4i funding Committee is to review applications and make funding recommendations to the Programme Director and the Department of Health and Social Care. 

Time commitment 

Stage 1 Committee meetings are virtual and take place twice a year for PDA and once a year for Connect. Stage 2 Committee meetings are usually in person meetings and take place twice a year for PDA and once a year for Connect. It is important that members are able to make the commitment to prepare for the meetings in advance and attend the meetings in full. 

Committee membership tenure is for three years in the first instance, and the maximum tenure is five years. Reasonable travel and expenses are reimbursed.

i4i Committees and members

Committee members are appointed by the NIHR in agreement with the Committee Chair and Programme Director. More details on committee membership can be found on the NIHR website. All current i4i committee members for PDA Committee A, PDA Committee B, PDA Committee C and Connect are listed on the NIHR website.

Equal opportunities and diversity 

NIHR is taking action for diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications for those from an ethnic minority background, different ages, and disabled people as they are currently under-represented on our committees. 

If you have any questions about this opportunity, or would like more information, please e-mail

Express your interest in joining one of our i4i Committees by completing the form via the apply now button. Please note this form is on a rolling basis and there is no closing date. Applications will be reviewed when an i4i Committee vacancy is made available.