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This fixed 5-year award allows outstanding academics to work at professorial level based at a higher education institution, in partnership with an NHS organisation or another provider of health, public health and/or care services.
We offer two types of Research Professorships:
All applications must be submitted through our NIHR Award Management System.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and detail which programme you are enquiring about in the subject area.
The NIHR Research Professorships scheme is open to all professions and all Higher Education Institutions (HEI), in partnership with NHS organisations, or other providers of health, public health and/or care services based in England, to nominate health, public health and social care researchers and methodologists with an outstanding research record of clinical and applied health research and its effective translation for improved health.
The nominating (lead) organisation must be a HEI.
The following rules apply for nominations per HEI for the NIHR Research Professorships:
The NIHR is committed to actively and openly supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). As part of this commitment, from Round 12 of the NIHR Research Professorship scheme, we will allow host institutions to nominate up to three individuals to the programme provided at least one applicant is from an ethnic minority group. This will be in addition to the requirement of ensuring that at least one applicant is female if more than one nomination is made as described above.
The NIHR Global Research Professorships scheme is open to researchers and methodologists from all professional backgrounds within health, public health and social care. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record of clinical and applied health, public health or care research. Their research must effectively translate to improving the health and welfare of people in low and middle income countries.
Candidates must be nominated by their host institution. From September 2021, in a change to the criteria for nominating institutions, the following are now eligible:
1. HEIs or research institutes in low and middle income countries which are already partners in:
2. HEIs across the UK, which may include relevant partner organisations in low and middle income countries in their application
The following conditions apply:
Nominees are required to have existing strong links with partner institutions in countries on the OECD DAC list. The award should plan to strengthen the training development/mentorship with these partners.
NIHR Research Professorships Guidance Notes - Round 12
Institutions eligible to host applicants for NIHR Global Research Professorships
Guidance notes for applications to round 5 of NIHR Global Research Professorships
Find out who is on the Selection Committees of the NIHR Research Professorships and Global Research Professorships.
Details of what support the Research Design Service can offer.