Which research training award?
NIHR research training awards are available at different levels and for different professional backgrounds. Those completing a training award become Members of NIHR Academy.
All research funded by the NIHR as part of a training award must fall within the NIHR Academy’s remit for personal awards.
Find out more about:
- Fellowships Programme
- Integrated Clinical and Practitioner Academic Programme
- Integrated Academic Training Programme
- Local Authority Academic Fellowship Programme
|Award||Fellowships Programme||Integrated Clinical Practitioner Academic Programme||Integrated Academic Training Programme||Local Authority Academic Fellowship Programme|
|Description||Develop as health or social care researcher with flexibility for clinical time||Combine research with continued clinical practice and development||Develop a career in research alongside clinical training||Undertake research and training whilst continuing to practise|
|Eligibility||All professions||Health and social care professionals, excluding doctors and dentists||Doctors and Dentists||Professionals in local authority settings|
|Pre-doctoral||Pre-doctoral Fellowship||Pre-doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship||Academic Clinical Fellowship or In-Practice Fellowship||Pre-Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship|
|Doctoral||Doctoral Fellowship||Doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship||Not applicable||Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship|
|Post-doctoral||Development and skills enhancement award or Advanced Fellowship||Advanced Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship||Clinical Lectureship||Advanced Local Authority Fellowship|
The NIHR Research Professorships scheme is for those with an outstanding record of clinical and applied research that has improved health and care. It is open to:
- all professions
- all Higher Education Institutions (HEI), NHS organisations, or other providers of health, public health and/or care services based in England.
Find out more about Research Professorships.
Infrastructure and Schools
Infrastructure and Schools offer a number of career development opportunities and further information can be found on their websites.
NIHR Academy Members based within their programmes can access:
- The Short Placement Awards for Research Collaboration
- Visiting Speaker Award
Find out more about academic career development in Infrastructure and Schools.