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NIHR Academy seeking tenders for research focusing on gender inequalities in clinical academic careers

The NIHR Academy, in partnership with five organisations, is inviting research proposals to help understand the factors that influence career progression in academic careers, particularly in relation to gender inequality.

In academic medicine, career progression for certain groups is more difficult than for others. Gender, for example, is a particular concern with women under represented at all levels, a situation that worsens as roles become more senior.

The NIHR, alongside the five organisations supporting this research, is committed to providing attractive clinical academic career pathways to those who merit them, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background.

We are therefore inviting parties to tender proposals for the following research study, which should inform improvements for clinical academic pathways across the UK:

Understanding the attractiveness of and attrition in clinical academic careers for doctors and dentists across the UK – a qualitative and systematic review focusing on gender inequalities.

The NIHR Academy is managing the recruitment for this research. It is being supported financially by six organisations:

All enquiries about this initiative should be directed by email in the first instance to