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Managing your NIHR Academy Award

If you are a NIHR Academy member, you will find information here to help you for the duration of your award.

What development support and additional opportunities are available to NIHR Academy Members?

The NIHR Leaders Support and Development Programme provides leadership training and online leadership development resources. It also includes the development and support webinar series that is available to watch on our YouTube channel.

The NIHR also provides a mentoring programme for award holders in receipt of a post-doctoral award. The programme is available to Members across all professional backgrounds.

The NIHR Reviewer Development Scheme is available for early career researchers who are new to reviewing or want to develop their skills further.

In addition, there are often opportunities for NIHR Academy Members to get involved with NIHR activities and attend events. You can find out more on the NIHR Academy webpage.

How do I communicate my research activities?

All NIHR Academy Members should notify our communications team of any upcoming press or media activity. Please read the NIHR research outputs and publications guidance.

To contact the NIHR Academy communications team, email

How do I report impact?

Academy researchers are expected to submit data on the impact of their work on an annual basis and for a number of years following the end of their award. If you’re using Researchfish to report on your research, you can find useful information to aid your submission. For further information, please visit our reporting impact page.

What online resources are available to award holders?

The core aim of Europe PubMed Central 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 Members from Doctoral Level to Research Professorships are automatically registered on Europe PubMed Central.

How do I manage intellectual property?

For advice on how to manage intellectual property associated with NIHR funded awards, please visit our intellectual property page.

How do I keep in touch with the NIHR Academy?

Follow us @NIHRcommunity on Twitter or through our LinkedIn page.

We are here to help, if you have any questions please get in touch at or call us on 0113 532 8444.