NIHR Clinician Scientist Award

The National Clinician Scientist Award scheme was launched in 2001 as a result of a number of recommendations made in the "Savill Report, 2000" to address perceived disincentives against a clinical academic career.

A number of research funding organisations came together to form the National Clinician Scientist Monitoring Committee and agreed a national standard for Clinician Scientist schemes, with a view to supporting a cadre of research-led clinical academics capable of leading development in their discipline.

These pages will refer only to those awards made by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  Separate guidance is provided by other funding organisations making awards within the National Scheme.

The NIHR Clinician Scientist Award (NIHR-CS) is a post-doctoral research training fellowship of up to 5 years and is not intended as programme or project grant. This award is designed to provide personal support for the applicant through buying out their salary costs and meeting the cost of a research project or programme that is appropriate as a training vehicle.

It is expected that applicants will either hold a conventional National Training Number (NTN) in their chosen specialty or have already obtained CCT. 

Round 18 closed for applications at 1.00pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018. You can see further information regarding this round using the link below.

Round 18 information

Please note that the Clinician Scientist Award scheme will no longer run after this round.  Prospective applicants should instead consider the NIHR Advanced Fellowships.

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