HEE/NIHR Clinical Scholars Bronze and Silver Awards

Are you an NHS Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health Professional, Paramedics, Health Visitor, Healthcare Scientist, Chiropractor, Pharmacy Professional, Optometrist, Osteopath, Optician, Wider Dental Team Member, Operating Department Practitioner, Non-Medical Public Health Specialty Trainee or Clinical Psychologist, registered in the East Midlands or East of England?

The Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham are pleased to launch the 2018/19 Health Education England/NIHR Clinical Scholars Bronze and Silver Awards. These awards are part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Training Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals.

Clinical Bronze Award

Suitable for registered NHS staff without postgraduate qualifications or formal training in research. This award supports clinicians to go on to apply for a research Master’s programme.

The Bronze award will be available for up to 16 East Midlands and up to 2 East of England* places to join the programme in 2018/19.

Successful applicants to the HEE/NIHR Clinical Scholars Bronze Award will have:

  • The Clinical Scholar’s ability to compete successfully for the next stage of the Clinical Academic Pathway, such as the Masters in Research (MRes)
  • a structured educational programme
  • 48 days duration; start date November 2018. Besides a small number of mandatory education days and Action Learning Sets, these days can be taken flexibly over the course of 6 months in agreement with the Clinical Scholar’s organisation and academic mentor
  • Participation in facilitated Action Learning Sets

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this opportunity please contact: Dr Ros Kane (rkane@lincoln.ac.uk) or Ian McGonagle (imcgonagle@lincoln.ac.uk) Tel: 01522 837739

More information, Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at: http://mhred.lincoln.ac.uk

Application Deadline: 29th June 2018

Interviews: 5th/6th September 2018

Start Date: Mid November 2018

Compulsory Training Dates taking place at the University Lincoln for the Bronze award: 14th November 2018, 21st November 2018, 12th December 2018. Future dates will be confirmed on your first training day.

 

Clinical Silver Award

Have you completed a Masters or equivalent postgraduate qualification and are looking to further develop a clinical academic career?

Health Education England (HEE)/NIHR are excited to offer up to 5 East Midlands and up to 2 East of England* places to join the Clinical Scholar Silver Award in 2018/19.

Successful applicants to the HEE Clinical Scholars Silver Award Holders will have:

  • Protected funded time (48 days over 12 months) to develop a PhD proposal and develop clinical academic networks necessary to supporting a clinical academic career.
  • An individualised training and development plan based on identified needs.
  • A HEE approved research Mentor to support proposal development, facilitate high quality learning opportunities and access to research professionals.
  • An identified clinical mentor in the chosen topic area to lend profession specific expertise.
  • Participation in facilitated Action Learning Sets

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this opportunity please contact: Dr Kate Radford (kate.radford@nottingham.ac.uk) Tel: 0115 8230226 or Dr Claire Diver (claire.diver@nottingham.ac.uk) Tel: 0115 8231786

More information, Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clinicalscholar/index.aspx

Application Deadline: 29th June 2018

Interviews: 5th/6th September 2018

Start Date: Mid November 2018

Compulsory Training Dates taking place at the University Nottingham for the Silver award: 15th November 2018, 22th November 2018, 14th December 2018. Future dates will be confirmed on your first training day.

 

*The 4 East of England places will be the total number of places available for both awards Bronze and Silver, the training programme will take place at the University of Lincoln for the Bronze awards and  University of Nottingham for Silver awards

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