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New guide to the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme

  Created on Monday, 02 Oct 2017. Posted in Funding

The ICA Programme provides research training awards for registered healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who wish to develop clinical academic careers, combining continued clinical practice and clinical development with clinical research and research leadership.

The ICA Programme comprises five schemes, tailored to support aspiring and developing clinical researchers:

  • The HEE Internship scheme: A pre-masters clinical research taster
  • Pre-doctoral level support: An introduction to clinical research theory and practice
  • The HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) scheme enables registered healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) to obtain a PhD by research whilst also developing their clinical skills.
  • The HEE/NIHR Clinical Lectureship (CL) scheme enables registered healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who already hold a doctorate to continue research at a postdoctoral level whilst continuing to contribute to clinical practice and developing clinical leadership.
  • The HEE/NIHR Senior Clinical Lectureship (SCL) scheme enables registered healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) with independent clinical research experience to undertake further research in a senior academic position whilst developing as a clinical academic leader.

Read the new guide for up to date information about scope, eligibility, rationale and aims along with other vital bits of information which will make your application process easier.