Since its inception in 2006, the NIHR has significantly increased the scale of clinical research in the NHS, particularly through the Clinical Research Network. The enthusiastic engagement of NHS clinicians is an essential condition for sustaining and building on this success, particularly given the many competing demands on clinician time and resources. These awards recognise the contributions of NHS doctors to the conduct of NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies alongside their normal jobs.
You do not need to have been awarded large grants before – we are more interested in what you have done and what your future plans are, and these are the criteria we will use to choose the award winners. We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers who have not received large awards in the past, and who are conducting research without the benefit of dedicated time in their contracts.
Find out more about eligibility below!
We are pleased to announce for a third year two awards funded by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for their Fellows and Members. These awards for NHS consultants, SAS doctors and doctors in training will be awarded jointly with the Clinical Research Network.
Details of previous winners are below.
Established clinicians award of £1,000 – Click here for information on eligibility
Early career clinicians award of £1,000 – Click here for information on eligibility
The awards will be presented on 17 April at the FICM Board meeting. Award winners will be invited to join the FICM Board for lunch and then experience a full Board meeting, which will include a ceremony to present their awards.
Click here for details on how to apply.
Applicants must be:
Applicants must be:
Applicants are required to outline their contribution to the leadership (Established Clinician Award) or support (Early Career Clinician Award) of one or more NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies with particular weight being attached to:
Applicants should set out how they would use the prize money to increase their contribution to NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies in future. This may be in the form of support for a personal development plan, or support to develop the trainee network further.
Dr Matt Wise, Consultant Critical Care, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board won the Established Clinician award
Dr Duncan Chambler, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust won the Early Career Consultant award.
“Following the great success of these inaugural prizes, we look forward to developing the awards scheme further in partnership with the FICM and encourage NHS colleagues to consider applying in 2017.”
Professor Paul Dark
NIHR Clinical Research Network
National Specialty Lead for Critical Care and Chair of the Judging Panel