Events for Members

The NIHR host a whole range of events exclusively for Members. These provide networking, carer development and engagement opportunities.


Webinars are hosted monthly by the NIHR Academy and provide an informative one hour session from guest speakers. There is also the chance for a attendees to submit questions for a live Q&A session.

For information on our latest webinar and to view previous recordings please visit the NIHR Trainee Webinar Channel.

Member workshops

The NIHR support trainees on their research journeys by hosting a range of training courses and workshops to support career development. 

If you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to see the NIHR host, we would be delighted to hear about it. Please contact us by emailing

Alternatively, you may like to hold your own workshop for the benefit of other NIHR Members and we may be able to provide support. Perhaps you need help getting the workshop off the ground or we could help to promote the event for you by circulating it to relevant groups of NIHR Members. Please tell us about your idea and how you think we may be able to help you by emailing

A member of the team will then send you a form to complete.

Annual Events

NIHR Academy Members' Conference

The NIHR Academy runs an annual two-day national trainee meeting for all NIHR funded trainees.

The event allows trainees to present posters of their work, to network and meet other trainees, to share experiences, take part in workshops and learn more about the NIHR. The meeting also includes inspirational presentations from senior NIHR Health Researchers.

Places include the provision of overnight accommodation (if needed), training sessions and all meals. Unfortunately the event does not cover individual trainee expenses (eg. travel to and from the event or childcare).

Note: This event was formerly known as the annual ‘NIHR Trainees Meeting’.

To hear about the NIHR Academy Members' Conference, please watch this video.


Infrastructure Doctoral Training Camp

The NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Training Camp is a three-day intense annual event for NIHR Members from the Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), Biomedical Research Units (BRUs), Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs), Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs) and the School of Primary Care.

This is a challenging event that offers workshops, guest speakers who have established research careers as well as poster presentations and opportunities for networking and mentoring. This is an important opportunity for early career researchers and attendance is by invitation only.