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NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships in Dentistry 2021


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For further information about the NIHR ACFs, visit the IAT Programme page, contact or call 0113 532 8444.

The NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is a clinical specialty training post in dentistry that incorporates academic training. The NIHR has allocated funding for 23 ACFs for recruitment in 2021/22, through the Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.  

As an NIHR ACF you will have access to Masters-level research training to develop academic skills and spend 25% of your time in research or educationalist training. The NIHR ACF is a 3 year fellowship with a flexible entry level tailored to the career stage of the applicant.

Full details, including the eligibility criteria for the NIHR ACF, are available in the 2021 Academic Clinical Fellowship (Dental) Guidance Document

The 2021 ACFs are available from 05 October 2020, with award starting dates between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.

Candidates for NIHR ACFs apply via the online application system Oriel, not the NIHR, because recruitment is managed by Health Education England (HEE) Local Offices.

Please use the dentistry academic contacts if you wish to discuss a potential application with a particular partnership.