IVSA Awards Postcard
The NIHR Infrastructure Visiting Speaker Award (IVSA)
The IVSA funds up to £500 worth of travel, subsistence, room costs and refreshments for an Infrastructure trainee to present their research in another part of the NIHR Infrastructure.
It provides opportunities for different parts of the Infrastructure to network and collaborate.
We are inviting trainees in the NIHR Infrastructure who are fully or partly funded by a BRC, CLAHRC, PSTRC, the NIHR School for Public Health Research or the NIHR School for Primary Care Research to apply.
The application process is simple and shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.
Home Institution: NIHR Great Ormond Street BRC, London.
Presented at: Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, NIHR Manchester BRC.
My Presentation: ‘The need for speed - Rapid diagnosis of PICU patients in 5 days using whole genome sequencing.’
How I would describe the IVSA: “A fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to others and make new contacts.” “Make the most of this amazing opportunity.”
Home Institution: NIHRCLAHRC North West Coast, Lancaster.
Presented at: NIHRCLAHRC West, Bristol.
My presentation: 'How does the social and economic environment affect our mental health? The role of cognitive processes like rumination.’
How I would describe the IVSA: “An opportunity which opens doors.” “Flexible enough to be as constructive as possible.” “A great learning experience.’”