The NIHR Research Professorship is the flagship award for the NIHR. The scheme aims to fund research leaders of the future to promote effective translation of research.
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 other providers 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.
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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.
A maximum of two nominations will be permitted per HEI for the NIHR Research Professorships.
The following conditions apply:
The NIHR Global Research 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 and the Devolved Administrations, to nominate, 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 conditions apply:
Our nominees will be required to have existing strong links with partners in institutions in countries on the OECD DAC list. The award should plan to strengthen the training development/mentorship with these partners.
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2019 is drawing to a close following another eventful year for the NIHR. As we approach 2020 we reflect on some of our most read blogs published over the course of the last 12 months.
It’s been another very busy year for the NIHR. As we draw to the end of 2019, we take a look back at some of our most popular blogs over the last 12 months.
Theo Tomlinson writes about how a conversation with his mental health support worker inspired him to participate in research studies. He encourages other healthcare professionals to take the next step in their research career, in his blog published as part of the NIHR's Your Path in Research campaign.
Professor Cheng-Hock Toh, highlights how the Royal College of Physicians has launched a project calling for every clinician working in the NHS to be supported to become research active. His blog is part of our Your Path in Research campaign.
Caroline Nicholson explains how her career in research has unfolded and offers top tips to healthcare professionals wishing to take a similar route. Her blog is part of our Your Path in Research campaign.
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