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Vacancy details

Closing date: 31 July 2021

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee members

We are seeking to appoint new members to serve on Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) subcommittees that consider researcher-led proposals to the programme. We have a permanently open call for applications and have a number of vacancies for 2021/22.

We would particularly welcome applications from a range of general applied health researchers, public health researchers, and social care researchers who have the enthusiasm and vision to work with the Director and committee Chairs to build on the success of the PGfAR scheme and to take it forwards in diverse and exciting ways.

NIHR is taking action for diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications for those from an ethnic minority background, different ages, and disabled people as they are currently under-represented on our committees.

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 / 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 do advise applicants to have permission and support from their host institution prior to applying, as committee membership involves a not insignificant time commitment.


Tenure is for 4 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.

How to apply

If you have any queries or would like more information, please e-mail quoting ‘Subcommittee recruitment SS/2021’ in the subject line, or call 020 8843 8056.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. We will do everything we can to meet individual committee member’s needs. To make a request or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Fiona Giles on or 020 8843 8078.