Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have established an overarching Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme for non-medical healthcare professionals, other than medics and dentists.
The ICA programme is intended to increase research capacity in the NHS in order to improve health and healthcare, by developing people with the potential and aspiration to become leading clinical academics and independent researchers in the future.
This year (2018/2019) we have secured funding to support up to five Transitional/Bridging awards for non-medical clinical academics who:
Already have a Master’s degree and are looking for an opportunity to prepare for doctoral level study; or
Already have a doctoral degree and are looking for an opportunity to prepare for post-doctoral research and study
These awards offer the unique opportunity to develop an individualised, structured, six-twelve months development plan. With their clinical academic supervisor, successful individuals will have the opportunity to design a bespoke educational programme tailored to suit their specific needs and aspirations.
The awards can be completed on a full or part-time basis, as long as all costs remain within the maximum funding envelope of £15,000.
For more information on the award and the application process, please click here.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 2nd July 2018