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Vacancy details

Closing date: 30 December 2019

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee members

We are seeking senior applied health researchers to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research funding subcommittees. These prestigious appointments offer experience of making funding recommendations to the NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research.

Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee members

Summary

We are seeking senior applied health researchers to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research funding subcommittees. These prestigious appointments offer experience of making funding recommendations to the NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research.

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

Vacancies

We have a permanently open call for applications and have a number of vacancies for 2019. We would welcome applications from a range of applied health researchers who have the enthusiasm and vision to work with the Progamme Director and subcommittee Chairs to build on the success of the PGfAR scheme and to take it forwards in diverse and exciting ways.

Candidate profile

Subcommittee members are expected to be recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in applied health research across a range of methodologies. Generally this means that they will be at senior lecturer or senior research fellow level or above. 

Successful candidates will have significant experience in applied health research, as demonstrated through publications, research funding, impact of research on patients, carers or service users, the NHS and social care system, and other measures of peer esteem. 

We advise applicants to have permission and support from their host institution before applying, because committee membership involves a not insignificant time commitment.

Commitment

Tenure is for four years, with a review after three meetings. Although membership to subcommittees is fixed, members may be asked to assist other subcommittees if unable to attend their own meeting and/or supply written comments about the applications under consideration, particularly in the event where it is not possible to attend any of the subcommittee meetings for a given competition.

Extensions may be made for an additional two years up to a maximum of six years at the discretion of the Programme Director. Reapplication for membership is only permissible after a two-year period has elapsed.

Subcommittees convene three times a year in London during early November, late February/early March and early July. A meeting lasts for a whole day. Subcommittee members are expected to serve on all subcommittee meetings that occur during a standard four-year term of office, and to prioritise these meetings in their diaries. There is no remuneration, but travel expenses are reimbursed and overnight accommodation is paid for.

How to apply

Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to programme.grants@nihr.ac.uk quoting ‘subcommittee recruitment SP/2019’ in the subject line.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please e-mail programme.grants@nihr.ac.uk or call 020 8843 8056.