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The NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) supports a range of awards to recognise and reward the inspirational work that is taking place across the NHS, public health and social care to make clinical research a core activity.

The NIHR CRN jointly hosts these awards with a range of institutions such as the Royal Colleges, charities and journals.


    Public Health England and NIHR Clinical Research Network Award

    Closes: 23:59 on 08 December 2019

    The first ever Public Health and NIHR CRN awards have been developed to recognise public health professionals and early career researchers who are active in research.

    NIHR-British Society for Haematology Researcher of the Year Award

    Closes: 23:59 on 01 February 2020

    The NIHR-BSH Researcher of the Year Award recognises recent contributions to clinical research efforts.

    Royal College of Radiologists and NIHR Research Awards

    Closes: 23:59 on 06 October 2019

    The Outstanding Clinical Radiology Researcher award is jointly sponsored by the RCR and the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN). The award scheme is for members of the RCR and recognises research active NHS trainees and consultants that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in delivering NIHR research.

    Paediatric Involvement and Engagement in Research (PIER)

    Closes: 23:59 on 30 November 2019

    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the National Institute for Health Research PIER Prize recognises significant contributions to excellent patient engagement for NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies

    Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST)

    Closes: 23:59 on 27 September 2019

    The CREST award is now open for entries. The award recognises surgical teams who have made the greatest contribution in recruitment to the NIHR Cancer Trials Portfolio.