The NIHR Infrastructure and NIHR Schools include centres with a remit to grow future research capacity, which are:
More than 1000 individuals are training as health and care researchers in the NIHR Infrastructure and NIHR Schools. These individuals include those enrolled in Masters, Doctoral and other formal training/career development awards.
For information on how to find your local training lead, please view our find your training lead document.
Email: email@example.com, and detail which Infrastructure programme you are enquiring about in the subject area.
The SPARC scheme allows early stage researchers supported by an NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR School to spend time in other parts of the NIHR. The scheme is specifically designed to foster collaboration and enhance the researcher's early career and CV. The placement is funded by awards of up to £5,000 per individual.
One of the aims of the NIHR is to increase the number of researchers equipped with the skills to work at the interfaces between academia, the NHS and wider health, public health and social care, and industry. In line with this aim we propose to pilot for this round encouraging applicants to use their placement to visit parts of the NIHR that have existing links with industry partners.
To discover how SPARC has helped past applicants, please visit our case studies page - here.
Am I eligible for SPARC?
The NIHR SPARC is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:
The NIHR Visiting Speaker Award (VSA) offers NIHR Academy Members based in the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR Schools the opportunity to present their research and network with other parts of the NIHR.
The purpose of the award is to encourage networking and collaboration within the NIHR and help researchers gain valuable experience from presenting their research.
We are inviting NIHR Academy Members based in the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR Schools who are fully or partly funded to apply for up to £300 to support the costs of presenting their work in another NIHR Infrastructure centre or NIHR School.
Applicants can come from or go to:
Are you eligible?
The NIHR VSA is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:
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