How do I apply for an NIHR award?

If you’d like to discover which award or programme is right for you, please visit:

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.

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?

Contract information

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


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