The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) have launched two guides to support healthcare professionals to develop clinical academic careers.
The guides provide information on the various awards available through the two organisations, how to apply for awards and how the awards work in practice should applicants be successful.
They also include case studies from award holders who talk about their experiences and the impact holding an NIHR or HEE award has had on their career.
Professor Dave Jones, Dean for NIHR Trainees, said: "These guides represent a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to find out more information about clinical academic training opportunities with NIHR and HEE.
The guides should be essential reading not only for applicants to the programmes and those already in receipt of funding, but also for those responsible for managing and coordinating clinical academic training in their organisation."
Professor Nicki Latham, Executive Director of Performance and Development at HEE, added: "I am delighted that we are launching the two guides together, signalling our commitment to supporting clinical academic careers for all healthcare professionals, and the benefits research can bring to our patients.
"These guides will make the pathways easier to navigate by bringing together a wealth of information and will hopefully help answer those questions that potential researchers may be afraid to ask."
To view the guides please click the links below:
The NIHR Integrated Academic Training programme for doctors and dentists
The HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme for non-medical healthcare professionals, including nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists