National Institute for Health Research

United Kingdom

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National Institute of Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC)
http://www.nihr.ac.uk     0113 3466260

Location:

NIHR funded posts are based in England at Local Education Training Board (LETB)/Medical School/ NHS Organisation partnerships.

Profile

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) provides the framework through which research in the NHS is managed in England. The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) manages NIHR research training schemes, funding training awards to individual researchers who show potential to become research leaders in their particular field and whose research focuses on people and/or patient-based research relevant to the NHS. 

NIHR Integrated Academic Training funds NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships (NIHR ACFs) and NIHR Clinical Lectureships (NIHR CLs) to support doctors and dentists in pursuing an academic clinical career.  Appointments to these posts are made through selected Academic Programmes that have been allocated to Local Education Training Board (LETB) /Medical School/ NHS Organisation partnerships. The NIHR ACF and the NIHR CL posts together with the NIHR In-Practice Fellowship awards make up part of a package of measures of Integrated Academic Pathway recommended in the Report. “Medically and dentally qualified academic staff: Recommendations for training the researchers and educators of the future”.

MMC Recruitment responsibilities

NIHR ACF and CL appointments are made through selected Academic Programmes awarded to LETB/Higher Education Institutes/NHS Organisation partnerships.

The process of recruitment to NIHR ACFs, using National Guidance and the National Application form, is managed on behalf of NIHR by LETBs, which now have oversight of postgraduate medical deaneries. You should contact the relevant LETBs for further information on how to apply for these posts.

Details of posts available will also be posted on the NIHR website: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/academic-clinical-fellowships.htm  

Key personnel

General enquiries nihrtcc@nihrtcc.org.uk
Enquiries for NIHR ACF and NIHR CL posts iatenquiries@nihrtcc.org.uk
0113 3466260  Please see our website: http://www.nihr.ac.uk

Recruitment procedures

For NIHR ACF posts recruitment is usually run by the Local Education Training Boards (LETB) in England where the post is based, using National Guidance and the National Application form. Prospective applicants should contact the relevant LETBs in the first instance for further information. Details of posts available will also be posted on the NIHR website: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/academic-clinical-fellowships.htm

Recruitment for NIHR ACFs in General Practice and Cardiothoracic Surgery will be coordinated nationally.

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