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The 2019 Research Scholars Programme 

The Research Scholars Programme is designed to develop 'research-interested' individuals in the early phase of their clinical research careers. The programme is open to Medical Consultants and General Practitioners in the first five years of their careers and Senior Trainees planning to remain in the North West Coast region as well as established colleagues from across other clinical professions such as Allied Health Professionals and Nursing. 

The aim of the programme is to provide successful applicants with remunerated time to enable recruitment into National Institute for Health Research Portfolio studies and establish themselves as Principal Investigators and future Chief Investigators. A full briefing document and application form for the Research Scholars Programme can be downloaded here.

Please note key dates for the 2019 Research Scholars Programme: 

  • Call opens December 2018 
  • Closing date for applications 12pm Monday 4th February 2019
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th April 2019
  • The Research Scholars Programme will commence for Cohort 2 on Thursday 23rd May 2019 with the induction day for the programme. Applicants are asked to ‘save the date’ in diaries.

If you would like an informal chat about the programme please email rspadmin@nihr.ac.uk or call 0151 331 5227. 

To apply for the Research Scholars Programme please send a completed application form and supporting documents to rspadmin@nihr.ac.uk