Infrastructure Visiting Speaker Award (IVSA)

ROUND 1 IS STILL OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS - APPLY NOW FOR FUNDING TO PRESENT YOUR WORK BEFORE THE END OF MARCH 2019!

The NIHR Infrastructure Visiting Speaker Award (IVSA) is an award developed in collaboration with one of our NIHR Infrastructure Trainees and is being piloted for 12 months. We are inviting trainees in the NIHR Infrastructure who are fully or partly funded by a BRC, CLAHRC, PSTRC or an NIHR School to apply for up to £500 to support the costs of going to present their work in another part of the NIHR Infrastructure. The award is specifically designed to encourage networking and to enhance the trainees’ experience through presenting their research.

 "Presenting and debating research findings is a critical element of scientific progress and a vital skill for a researcher. I am delighted to support this scheme proposed by one of our NIHR trainees."

From Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research & Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care. 

The NIHR IVSA aims to provide opportunities for different parts of the Infrastructure to come together collaboratively and allow individuals to benefit from being part of something larger than their own local environment. We will be looking for the award to impact the trainee's training experience and future career. Please note that as this is a pilot, we will be asking all trainees who take part to complete an evaluation after the talk so that we can assess the success of the scheme. 

Payment of the funds for a visiting speaker award will occur after receipts and an expenses claim form have been received.  
 

Eligibility

The NIHR IVSA 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 end point (this may be an application for further funding);
  • are directly funded by an NIHR award to a part of the NIHR Infrastructure with a remit to build capacity (Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC)) or at the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) or Public Health Research (SPHR), and;
  • receive at least 25% funding from the NIHR Infrastructure for their salary/stipend/fees over the lifetime of the award.

 

 Round 1

The first round of NIHR Infrastructure IVSA is open!  

To apply, please complete the short form at this link: NIHR IVSA

We will aim to get back to you within two weeks as to whether we can support your application. 

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For Further Information

Email: academy@nihr.ac.uk, with the subject NIHR Academy IVSA

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