Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) scheme

HEE and NIHR have announced a new pre-doctoral level training scheme to support aspiring non-medical clinical academics.

This aims to provide the pre-doctoral level support that clinicians need to develop into the clinical academic leaders of the future, building on the excellent work of those involved in the earlier MRes scheme.

The PCAF will support award holders to split their time equally between clinical service and academic training over a two-year period.

During this time, Fellows will undertake formal and informal clinical research training, designed around their unique training needs.

One of its many benefits is that it will allow protected time for participants to develop an application for PhD funding, with support from a named supervisor and mentor.

As part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme, the PCAF scheme will contribute towards developing the future clinical academic research leaders, who demonstrate the potential to become independent researchers and lead their own research projects.

It is anticipated that the PCAF scheme will open for applications in February 2018 and will replace the current ICA Masters in Clinical Research Studentship scheme.

For more information please click here.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Your chance to win £1,000 in research funding

Siemens Healthineers and the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) have teamed up to offer a bursary for budding researchers.

The BIR Siemens Research Award will provide support to researchers in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.

Initial financial support of £1,000 is available to enable researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources.

To apply, participants must provide a 750 word outline of the intended research project. The closing date for applications is 31st December, 2017.

Please click here for more details.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Support for NHS managers webinar

Health Education England (HEE) is currently working on ways to help NHS managers release their staff to participate in research, offering them guidance from teams who have made it work for them.

HEE will be filming a number of managers over the coming weeks to develop some case studies, and will also be holding a webinar on 12th December (11.00am - 12.00noon) with Professor Jo Cooper, Assistant Director of Nursing (Research, Innovation and Professional Regulation) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

HEE will share the log in details as soon as they are available.