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The NIHR is the largest funder of health and care research training in the UK and can support you in developing your research career.
From developing your skills whilst on the wards by recruiting patients into studies or becoming an Associate Principal Investigator to taking a more academic route via our Clinical Academic Programme or Fellowship. We’ll have something to suit you.
These include the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme, Fellowships Programme and Integrated Academic Training Programme. These are available to all professions and range from pre-doctoral to research professorships.
A paediatrician talks about how he has pursued his path in research through an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.
A senior cancer nurse shares how she utilised the support of the NIHR’s Research Design Service to focus her research application and offers tips on getting into research.
An NIHR Clinical Lecturer specialising in anaesthesia and critical care explains how his research career has progressed and his experiences as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow.
The Incubators virtual communities are aimed at providing targeted high level career development support for those working in a number of priority areas.
The Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme is open to junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who wish to become the PIs of the future.
It provides formal recognition of their engagement in NIHR Portfolio research studies led, or co-supported by Cancer, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Trauma and Emergency Care.
Clinical Research Practitioner (CRP) is an umbrella term that describes a range of clinical research roles interfacing directly with study participants.
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) sets the standard for accredited registers of people working in health and social care and recently approved inclusion of CRPs on the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) Accredited Register.
Engage with your professional body to explore the research and support opportunities available for those pursuing careers in research.
Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research - this free online course is for anyone who wants to know more about health research and the role it has in improving healthcare