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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 NIHR Infrastructure Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration (SPARC) allows early stage researchers supported by an NIHR Infrastructure Award 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.
To discover how SPARC has helped past applicants, please visit our case studies page.
Am I eligible for SPARC?
The NIHR SPARC is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:
The NIHR Infrastructure Visiting Speaker Award (IVSA) offers NIHR Academy Members based in the NIHR Infrastructure the opportunity to present their research and network with other parts of the NIHR Infrastructure.
The purpose of the award is to encourage networking and collaboration within the NIHR and help researchers gain valuable experience of the presenting their research.
We are inviting NIHR Academy Members in the NIHR Infrastructure who are fully or partly funded to apply for up to £500 to support the costs of going to present their work in another NIHR Infrastructure centre. Applicants can come from or go to:
Are you eligible?
The NIHR IVSA is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:
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