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Most of our research training awards use our award management system.

Applications to posts hosted by IAT partnerships (Academic Clinical Fellowships and Clinical Lectureships (CL) for doctors and dentists) should be made to the partnership through Oriel, or for CL posts outside of London, via the appropriate Higher Education Institute.


Organisations that host our Fellowships enter into a contract with the Department of Health. Examples of these contracts are available to view: