HEE/NIHR ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) Round 3
• ICA PCAF Round 2 Chairs' Report – published following the completion of each scheme competition, the report summarises common weaknesses that were noted by the Selection Committee and provides advice for prospective applicants.
Applicants may also find useful:
• ICA PCAF Selection Committee
• Personal Awards Contract for Employing Host Organisation – the Employing Host Organisation of successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard NIHR personal awards contract. This sample contract can be viewed for information.
• NIHR Awards Management System (ARAMIS) – application forms will be available through ARAMIS when the competition launches. Prospective applicants are welcome to register on the system at any time.
ICA PCAFs support healthcare professionals who are not doctors or dentists. A full list of ICA eligible professions is available.
PCAF candidates may:
• have little formal academic training/ research experience or
• have completed some Masters level training or
• have completed a Masters level qualification or
• require Masters level training/ a full Masters
However, all applicants must be committed to a career as a clinical academic.
|Details||Funding to support the submission of a doctoral fellowship application and to undertake Masters-level training||Funding to support submission of a doctoral fellowship application and to undertake some training|
|Funding scope||• salary costs to cover the time undertaking the Fellowship
• up to £5,000 towards Masters level training* and associated travel and subsistence
• up to £1,000 for conference/meeting fees and associated travel and subsistence
• supervision and mentorship costs up to £1,000
|• salary costs to cover the time undertaking the Fellowship
• up to £500 for conference / meeting fees and associated travel and subsistence
• up to £400 for formal courses and associated travel and subsistence
• supervision and mentorship costs up to £500
• full-time for 12 months (5 days per week)
|• 4 days per week for 6 months (0.8 WTE)
• 2 days per week for 12 months (0.4 WTE)