Trainee Information Pack

The following Trainee Information Pack has been put together to provide information to new and current trainees with awards managed by the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC). 

The documents, leaflets and links below are designed to help our trainees throughout the duration of their award and career progression. Our support doesn't stop when you receive your award - our Programme Managers are here to help you throughout your award so if you have any questions please get in touch at or call us on 0113 346 6260

A brief overview of the NIHR

This provides a great introduction to the NIHR for new trainees.

Funding opportunities

A booklet for research and career development within the NIHR. This provides information on research programmes, funding, career development and support, the NIHR career pathway chart and support for researchers.

If you would like to request hard copies of this booklet please email 

Europe PubMed Central Guide for Personal Award Holders

The core mission of Europe PMC is to build open, full-text scientific literature resources and support innovation by engaging users, enabling contributors and integrating related research data.

NIHR Personal Award Trainees from Doctoral Level to Research Professorships are automatically registered on Europe PubMed Central.

Guidelines for communicating your research

All trainees should notify the communications team at the NIHR TCC of any upcoming publications, press or events. Please read the guidelines for more information.

NIHR Training and career development 

This leaflet provides information on all TCC award programmes. Available in pocket size.

NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting

The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre hosts an annual event for its trainees. Check out our previous trainee meetings and details around the upcoming 2017 meeting held on 14 and 15 Nov at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. 

What we can do for you? 

This leaflet gives a clear and concise explanation of what the NIHR offers trainees and how the NIHR can help you in your research career.


Since September 2015, NIHR has been rolling out the requirement for lead applicants to provide their ORCID iD when submitting new funding applications.


Get information about your Researchfish reporting requirements and help with your Researchfish submission.

Webinar channel

Find a collection of webinars from the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre which are designed for current and aspiring NIHR trainees and cover a variety of topics to help develop your research career.

Meet the team at the Trainees Coordinating Centre

View the contact sheet to see who you are corresponding with at the Trainees Coordinating Centre.

Upcoming Events

Visit our events section on the NIHR website for useful development opportunities held regularly throughout the year across different areas of the country. 

NIHR Trainees Twitter

Visit our twitter page which gives you the most recent information on events, webinars and exciting NIHR TCC news. 


Should you require hard copies of any of these NIHR trainee resources please contact the Trainees Coordinating Centre communications team by emailing