National Institute for Health Research

United Kingdom

About National Institute for Health Research

About National Institute for Health Research

National Institute of Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) 


NIHR funded posts are based in England.


NIHR provides the framework through which research in the NHS is managed in England. NIHR TCC manages research training programmes, 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 (IAT) funds NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships (NIHR ACFs) and NIHR Clinical Lectureships (NIHR CLs) to support doctors and dentists in pursuing an academic clinical career. Allocations of NIHR ACF and CL posts are given to IAT partnerships comprising Health Education England local offices (HEElos)/Medical or Dental School and NHS Organisation on an annual basis.

NIHR ACF and the NIHR CL posts together with the NIHR In-Practice Fellowships make up part of the Integrated Academic Pathway recommended in the Report. “Medically and dentally qualified academic staff: Recommendations for training the researchers and educators of the future”.

Recruitment Responsibilities

NIHR ACF and CL appointments are made through selected academic programmes awarded to the IAT partnerships.  

The process of recruitment to NIHR ACFs, using National Guidance and the National Application form, is managed on behalf of NIHR by HEElos. You should contact the relevant HEElo for further information on how to apply for these posts.

Details of posts available will also be posted on the NIHR website:

Further Information and Enquiries

Enquiries for NIHR ACF and NIHR CL posts should be made to:,   Please see our website:


1 job with National Institute for Health Research

  • Fellowships 2019

    • Nationwide
    • £64,789 and £73,841 WTE
    • National Institute for Health Research

    Fellowships required for General Practice. This is a 12 to 24 month part time award for GPs. Must be qualified as a general practitioner.