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NIHR Visiting Speaker Award (VSA)



Supporting Information

For more information about the funding Programme, visit the Visiting Speaker Award Programme page.

NIHR Academy Members based in the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR Schools who are fully or partly funded can apply for the NIHR VSA for up to £300 to support the costs of presenting their work in another NIHR Infrastructure centre or NIHR School.

Are you eligible?

The NIHR VSA is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:

  • are early career researchers (PhD or early career post-doc) undertaking a formal training/career development award, which is competitive, includes a training plan and has a defined endpoint (such as an application for further funding)
  • are hosted in a setting with a remit for research capacity development (BRC, ARC or PSTRC), or one of the NIHR Schools (SPCR, SPHR or SSCR)
  • receive at least 25% funding from the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR School for their salary/stipend/fees over the lifetime of the award
  • do not already hold an NIHR personal award, an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship or NIHR Clinical Lectureship