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Closing date: 11 December 2020

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Senior Research Manager

The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility is looking to recruit Senior Research Managers to support its Policy Research Programme.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representatives for NIHR Academy Selection Committees

The NIHR Academy is looking for members of the public, patients, service users and carers to serve as Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representatives on its national funding selection committees.
NIHR Academy selection committees usually have approximately 20 members, which include public member(s). These committees assess applications for funding from health and social care researchers to support them in establishing their research career. The applications include a research proposal and research brief that describes a potential area of research.
The opportunities are with the following NIHR training programmes:
  • The Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) scheme funds registered healthcare professionals to undertake a PhD by research and, concurrently, to undertake further professional development and clinical practice.
  • The HEE/NIHR ICA Lectureships schemes support post-doctoral non-medical healthcare professionals who are: Clinical Lectureship (CL) - in the early stages of their post-doctoral career and wish to establish themselves as independent clinical academic researchers over the course of the award, or Senior Clinical Lectureships (SCL) -  established as independent clinical researchers but are not yet recognised as leaders in their field.
  • The Advanced Fellowship is for those at a post-doctoral level and can be utilised at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.
  • The Doctoral Fellowship is a three year full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research.
  • The Research Professorships scheme is open to all professions and all Higher Education Institutions (HEI), in partnership with NHS organisations, or other providers of health, public health and/or care services based in England, to nominate health, public health and social care researchers and methodologists with an outstanding research record of clinical and applied health research and its effective translation for improved health.
The key responsibilities are to:
  • Prepare for committee meetings by reading and assessing meeting papers
  • Regularly attend and participate in committee meetings
  • Contribute to the discussions and decision-making at committee meetings
  • Present written and/or spoken assessments of the patient and public involvement approach in applications, if required
  • Be willing to undertake or attend appropriate meetings, training, development and support activities offered free by the NIHR
  • Participate in ad hoc PPI activities as required

About the NIHR Academy

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds high quality research that is focused on the needs of patients and the public. It aims to ensure that the knowledge, experiences and interests of patients, service users, carers and the public inform and contribute to its work.
The NIHR coordinating centre, NIHR Academy, is responsible for the development and coordination of NIHR academic training, career development and research capacity development.
Some helpful resources that give an insight into the role of a public committee member are:

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please view the Information Pack  and complete and submit the Application Form.
The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on 11 December 2020.
If you have any questions about these opportunities, or would like more information, please contact us by email: