NIHR Short Placement Awards for Research Collaboration (SPARC) Round 7
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The NIHR SPARC scheme offers NIHR Academy Members (PhD or early career post-doctoral researchers) supported by NIHR Infrastructure and NIHR Schools an opportunity to spend time in other parts of the NIHR; to network, train in a specific skill or collaborate with other researchers/specialists. The placement is funded by awards of up to £5,000 per individual and is designed to optimise and enhance the individuals’ experience as well as their CVs and careers.
Expansion of the NIHR SPARC Scheme for Round 7 – Industry/Commercial Sector
We are encouraging potential applicants to consider planning and undertaking placements in other parts of the NIHR that have developed partnerships and collaborations with industry partners. In embedding themselves within already established NIHR-Industry partnerships the aim would be to develop skills and gain experience of what is needed to have a successful working relationship with industry (including the life-sciences, med-tech, SMEs and food industry).
Round 7 Application Timetable
|NIHR SPARC Round 7 Competition launch||Tuesday 6th October 2020|
|Deadline for applications||Thursday 26th November 2020 at 1pm|
|NIHR SPARC Selection Committee Funding Recommendations Meeting||February 2021|
|Inform applicants of outcome||End of March 2021|
|SPARC placements to take place|| Between 1st April 2021 – 28th February 2022