NIHR launches new scheme for NHS staff to develop a research career

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Half-time salary release, funding and academic support available for nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals seeking to develop a clinical academic research career within the NHS.

Nurses, midwives, and advanced healthcare professionals…

Exciting new opportunities for nhs staff to get involved in research and develop your career

The National Institute for Health Research has launched a new scheme to assist nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals develop a clinical academic research career within the NHS

 The scheme provides:

• Half-time salary release for two years to develop a PhD fellowship application
• Funding to support training to help your personal development, including Masters Level Modules
• Academic supervision to support the development of a PhD proposal
• Funding for travel and networking 

The School of Healthcare is a centre of research excellence, with a vibrant and innovative research culture which influences national and international healthcare. As a pre-doctoral fellow at Leeds, you will be welcomed into one of our multidisciplinary research groups. You will receive training, support and experience from a team of expert researchers that will significantly strengthen your application for a PhD. You will be supervised and mentored by an experienced researcher to help you fulfil your potential and develop yourself and your career.

As one of our pre-doctoral fellows, you will be:

• signposted to the resources and people needed for a high quality NIHR doctoral fellowship application

• part of the Leeds Integrated Clinical Academic Pathway community, and mentored by others who have successfully won awards

• supported to prepare journal articles for publication

• given opportunities to participate in NIHR research projects

For further details, please contact Dr Rebecca Randell, email:, tel: 0113 3431337