Apply for an Award
How do I apply for an NIHR award?
If you’d like to discover which award or programme is right for you, please visit:
- Current funding opportunities
- NIHR Fellowship Programme
- NIHR Research Professorship
- HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme
- Training within NIHR Infrastructure and NIHR Schools
- Integrated Academic Training
Applications for personal training awards should be made through ARAMIS (Academy Research Awards Management Information System).
If you are applying for an award, you may register with ARAMIS to complete and edit your personal profile at any time. You will only be able to access the application form and guidance notes for an award while the scheme is open.
Applications for NIHR Academy awards are carried out on a one or two stage basis. A list of the information you will need to provide can be found on this research training application form.
What information is available about our current research projects?
Information is available on the research projects that are associated with personal awards managed by NIHR Academy. These excel spreadsheets can be filtered and sorted to meet the user's needs.
- Current Award Holders includes all NIHR Academy Personal Awards and was last updated on 15th May 2020.
- Completed Award Holders includes the previous schemes and was last updated on 15th May 2020.
This information will be reviewed regularly. If you have been awarded funding recently your award will be included on the next update.
What information is available for host organisations?
Organisations that host our Fellowships enter into a contract with the Department of Health. Examples of these contracts are available to download here:
What else do I need to know?
In January 2017 the NIHR, along with a number of other funders of health research, set out a number of principles and obligations for UK institutions and clinical trainees in receipt of nationally competitive funding for clinical academic research training. As part of NIHR’s role to ensure institutions commit to these obligations, from April 2017 contracts for NIHR research training awards will require institutions to agree to a new clause which protects certain accrued employment rights. Contracts used for schemes launched before April 2017 are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.