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  1. An overview of the NIHR research training award schemes Karen Fernando NIHR Fellowships Programme Manager NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre November 2011

  2. CONTENTS • NIHR – where we fit • Overview of Programmes managed by the TCC • Programmes for Doctors and Dentists • Programmes for Methodologists • NIHR Fellowships; All professions • Facts and figures • Application process

  3. National Institute for Health Research Goal The goal of the NIHR is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. Vision To improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

  4. NIHR REMIT (slide 1) • NIHR supports training in clinical and applied health research, including social care research. • The proposal must have clear potential for benefitting patients and the public within 5 years of its completion (but recognising the training element of the research). • The research can involve: patients; samples or data from patients; people who are not patients; populations; health technology assessment; or health services research. • NIHR does not support basic research or work involving animals or their tissue.

  5. NIHR REMIT (slide 2) • If the work involves biomarkers: • research that tests whether application of new knowledge can improve treatment or patient outcomes, and has obvious potential benefit within 5 years, is within remit; This might include application of known biomarkers, or other prognostic factors, to refine and test novel therapeutic strategies. • research that aims only to elucidate mechanisms underpinning disease, or identify risk factors for disease or prognosis (including search for biomarkers) is out of remit. • NIHR is also prepared to support research into medical education.

  6. Awards managed by NIHR TCC Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training All Professions NIHR Fellowships Doctors + Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Healthcare Scientists and others Senior/ Pre-Chair NIHR Senior Research Fellowship NIHR/CNO/HEFCE Senior Clinical Lectureship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senior Post-Doc NIHR Clinician Scientist NIHR Career Development Fellowship NIHR/CNO Clinical Lectureship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CSO Healthcare Scientist Post Doctoral Fellowship NIHR Clinical Lectureship NIHR Post Doctoral Fellowship Early Post-Doc ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CSO Healthcare Scientist Doctoral Fellowship NIHR/CNO Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Doctoral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship NIHR/CNO Masters in Clinical Research Research Methods Fellowships MSc Medical Statistics and MSc in Health economics Pre-Doctoral / Masters NIHR In-Practice Fellowship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate

  7. Awards managed by NIHR TCC All Professions NIHR Fellowships Doctors + Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Senior/ Pre-Chair NIHR Senior Research Fellowship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senior Post-Doc NIHR Clinician Scientist NIHR Career Development Fellowship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Clinical Lectureship NIHR Post Doctoral Fellowship Early Post-Doc ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Doctoral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship Pre-Doctoral / Masters NIHR In-Practice Fellowship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate

  8. Awards managed by NIHR TCC Methodology Senior/ Pre-Chair -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senior Post-Doc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early Post-Doc ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doctoral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Research Methods Fellowships MSc Medical Statistics and MSc in Health economics Pre-Doctoral / Masters -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate

  9. NIHR Research Methods Programme The aims of the programme are: • To ensure that the research funded by the NIHR is based on the highest quality applied research methods • To increase the numbers (capacity) and the skills (capability) of individuals with high-level expertise in applied health research methods • Masters Studentships in Medical Statistics • Masters Studentships in Economics of Health • Research Methods Fellowship and Internship Scheme • Research Methods Opportunity Funding Scheme

  10. Masters Studentships in Medical Statistics and Health Economics Medical Statistics: • 16 Studentships per annum 2010-2012 • Based in Lancaster, Leicester, LSHTM, Reading, Southampton Health Economics • 16 Studentships per annum 2011-2013 • Based in York, Sheffield, City University, London

  11. Research Methods Fellowship and Internship Scheme Fellowships are aimed at individuals who are either; • In their early post-graduate career; or • Returning to the work-place after a career break; and • Who are looking to change the focus of their career whilst still utilising their undergraduate / previous training. Interns are aimed at the brightest undergraduates (in mathematics, economics, or physics for example) for the summer following the second year of their degree (or third year of a four year degree). • 2009 – 15 Awards (NIHR Grants / CTUs / Trials Hubs) • 2011 – 18 Awards (NIHR Senior Investigators)

  12. Research Methods Opportunity Funding Scheme • 13 Awards made • Encourage departments with outstanding research strengths in statistics and operational research or economics and econometrics to become involved in NIHR relevant research • Develop capacity and capability

  13. Awards managed by NIHR TCC Doctors + Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Senior/ Pre-Chair -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senior Post-Doc NIHR Clinician Scientist -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Clinical Lectureship Early Post-Doc ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doctoral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship Pre-Doctoral / Masters NIHR In-Practice Fellowship -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate

  14. Institutional awardsNIHR ACFs and CLs NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships Academic and clinical training with a structured research training programme For entrants to specialty training; 25% academic research Up to 3 years (4 for GPs); £1000 bursary per financial year NIHR Clinical Lectureships Academic and clinical training for those with a higher degree; 50% academic research Up to 4 years; £1000 bursary per financial year End point marked by CCT and substantial piece of post-doctoral research.

  15. Personal award: IPFs and CS • In Practice Fellowships • Academic training to fully-qualified GPs and GDPs • Completion of a Master’s degree; Preparation of an application for research training fellowship • Funding: 2-year 50% clinical, 50% academic posts • NIHR Clinician Scientist Award • Postdoctoral award; 5 years duration • Applicants retain clinical duties appropriate for gaining CCT • Up to 4 NHS clinical sessions a week post CCT • Pays for salary, research costs and training • Pays research assistant salary (3 years only)

  16. NIHR Clinician Scientist Facts and figures

  17. Awards managed by NIHR TCC All Professions NIHR Fellowships NIHR Senior Research Fellowship Senior/ Pre-Chair -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NIHR Career Development Fellowship Senior Post-Doc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early Post-Doc NIHR Post Doctoral Fellowship ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Doctoral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pre-Doctoral / Masters -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate

  18. NIHR Fellowships Programme NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF) • Funding to undertake a PhD (individuals, of outstanding potential, early in their research career) • Salary, tuition fees and costs of research, training and development • 3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT) • Register at university for PhD. (already registered < 1 year) • Can base Fellowship at an NHS Trust or University. • Applicant: • Some previous research experience (e.g. Masters) • Some outputs from research • Evidence of commitment to research career

  19. NIHR Fellowships Programme NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) • Early Post-Doctoral Fellowship • Salary, costs of research, training and development. • 3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT). • Base Fellowship at an NHS Trust or University. • Build Post-Doctoral research experience • Applicant: PhD/MD and have submitted outputs from research ≤ 3 years WTE Post Doctorate Evidence of commitment to research career

  20. NIHR Fellowships Programme NIHR Career Development Fellowship (CDF) • Later Post-Doctoral award • Salary, costs of research, training and development. • Support for research assistant post • 3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT). • Base Fellowship at an NHS Trust or University. • To develop research independence • Applicant: • PhD/MD and postdoctoral experience (≤ 7 yrs WTE Post Doctorate) • Significant output from research • Evidence of increasing independence • Experience of developing research skills of others

  21. NIHR Fellowships Programme NIHR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) • NO SLIDING SCALE OF CONTRIBUTION FROM NIHR • Most senior NIHR Fellowship • 5 years; PT available ( Chair) • Salary, costs of research, training and development. • Support for research assistant post • Base Fellowship at an NHS Trust or University. • Applicant: • Significant postdoctoral experience • Outstanding publication record • Independence and Leadership • Record of research capacity development

  22. NIHR Fellowships Programme Facts and figures

  23. NIHR Fellowships Programme Facts and figures

  24. Application process Eligibility check Application assessed by Panel Panel meeting  Initial shortlist Initial shortlist  Peer review Peer review  Interview list Interview  Panel recommendations Approval from NIHR AWARDED!!!

  25. Application process • Know the process and the remit: • Look at the website • Read the guidance notes • Contact the NIHR TCC if any queries • Know your audience and the competition: • Look up previous award holders and panel members • Time and checking: • Time to meet the deadline and get signatures • Are all the questions answered? • Clear language, grammar, spelling and references correct

  26. Application process • Applications are assessed on: • APPLICANT • RESEARCH • TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT • ENVIRONMENT • VALUE FOR MONEY • Justify and explain your plans to the Panel

  27. NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre Leeds Innovation Centre 103 Clarendon Road Leeds LS2 9DF Tel: 0113 3466260 Fax: 0113 346 6272 http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk [DATE]