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Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Clinical Lecturership and Senior Clinical Lectureship awards extended to include Professional Doctorate graduates!

  Created on Monday, 06 Feb 2017. Posted in Funding

The eligibility for the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme Clinical Lecturership and Senior Clinical Lectureship awards has been extended to include Professional Doctorate graduates, providing they can evidence the quality and proportionality of research education, training and experience gained within their Higher Education Institution (HEI) Eligibility criteria.

Applicants will need to gain support from their HEI to confirm that they do meet these criteria and should contact TCCawards@nihr.ac.uk  before proceeding with an application, as each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.

 


NIHR Fellowship - 'Filling in the form' storify from RDSEM event

  Created on Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016. Posted in Funding

The NIHR Fellowship - Filling in the form workshop was delivered to provide insights into the application process, covering key elements required to write a successful fellowhip application. The storify contains live tweets from the day.


New interactive funding 'map' for biomedical researchers

  Created on Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016. Posted in Funding

The MRC collaborated with Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the NC3Rs, NIHR and Wellcome Trust to create the 'Funding View' - an interactive ‘map’ of the funding schemes available to biomedical researchers (including case studies). 

The aim of the resource is to help members of the research community view and compare different funding schemes across career stages.

 

 


Academy launches Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 grant scheme

  Created on Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016. Posted in Funding

Academy launches Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 grant scheme | Academy of Medical Sciences

Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 offers funding of up to £50,000 over two years and a bespoke package of career support to researchers at the start of their first independent post. Like the original Springboard scheme, these are grants for researchers in their first independent post, designed to help them in their transition to independence.

 

Academy launches Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 grant scheme | Academy of Medical Sciences

Medical research traditionally focuses to prevent, treat and cure disease from a biological perspective, and does not address, for example, the social, behavioural, political and cultural issues that contribute to health inequalities. The new grants are designed to address this gap in research.

Academy launches Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 grant scheme | Academy of Medical Sciences

The deadline for applications is on Monday 12 December 2016, 5pm

 

 


The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award

  Created on Thursday, 22 Sep 2016. Posted in Funding

The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are invited to nominate up to two people for a Professorship; however, HEIs will no longer be able to put two men forward for the award. If they wish to nominate two people, one of them must be a woman.

The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award

The other amendment announced is the introduction of available funding for support posts. The NIHR Research Professorship has always provided one Post-Doctoral level support post for five years and for Round 7, this will continue, but with the addition of one Post-Doctoral level post for 3 years and one Doctoral level post for 3 years. The aim of this change is to build research capacity more widely and across different academic levels to accelerate the transfer of research ideas into improved health.

The changes of the NIHR Research Professorship award will take effect in Round 7 which closes 14 December

 

 


EME remit changes

  Created on Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016. Posted in Funding

Part of the Evidence and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme provides funding for translational research evaluating new or repurposed interventions that have the potential to promote health, treat disease and improve rehabilitation or long-term care. This arm of the programme has had a positive review and feedback from the research community, and as a result a joint MRC-NIHR vision has been developed to build on this success.  

There is a now a much greater emphasis on:

  • Novel methodologies and study designs reducing time and cost of evaluation.
  • The stratification of patients based on biological or genetic characteristics.
  • Use of information captured through digital technology shortening timescales or providing additional outputs.
  • Collaborations with other funders from both charity and industry sectors.
  • Integrated studies which could improve the understanding of disease and treatment mechanisms.
  • Broadening the range of interventions being evaluated, including diagnostic or prognostic tests and decision-making tools, drugs or biological compounds, psychological treatments, medical devices, and public health initiatives delivered within the NHS.

Updated full remit


Important change to PGfAR

  Created on Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016. Posted in Funding

A pre-submission form is now available on the PGfAR website. This is entirely optional for applicants, it's not a formal part of the process.

Researchers can choose to send a brief summary of their programme for further guidance from the PGfAR Chairs or the Programme Director. The aim is to help researchers navigate the programme better and eliminate errors seen in Stage 1 and Stage 2 formal applications. The summary will not go to an advisory board hence the turn around time is likely to be quick but it depends on demand.

 


NIHR HTA Programme announces new funding board

  Created on Monday, 15 Aug 2016. Posted in Funding

The NIHR HTA Programme is the biggest of the NIHR research programmes and assesses around 600 research applications every year. Due to the increasing popularity of the programme a new funding board has been created.  

“The new board will be a real benefit to researchers applying to the HTA Programme, increasing the programme’s capacity and the time available to consider and provide constructive feedback on applications" Chair of the new board Prof. Andrew Farmer


Updated focus for EME

  Created on Monday, 15 Aug 2016. Posted in Funding

Following a positive review of the programme and feedback from the research community, a joint MRC-NIHR vision has been developed that allows EME to build on the last five years.

The programme continues to provide a key link in the translational pathway, supporting ambitious studies for the advancement of new interventions for health and patient care.

What has changed? There is a now a much greater emphasis on:

  • novel methodologies and study designs that reduces time and cost of evaluation, and increase the value of the study
  • the stratification of patients based on biological or genetic characteristics 
  • use of information captured through digital technology that can shorten timescales or provide additional outputs
  • collaborations with other funders from both charity and industry sectors
  • integrated studies which could improve the understanding of the mechanisms of both diseases and treatments 
  • broadening the range of interventions being evaluated, including diagnostic or prognostic tests and decision-making tools, drugs or biological compounds, psychological treatments, medical devices, and public health initiatives delivered within the NHS

Read the full remit to find out more.


5th NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Competition open!

  Created on Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016. Posted in Funding

What is a KMR Fellowship?
KMR Fellowships have been designed to build capacity within the fields of mobilising knowledge (that is, to support the more effective use of research knowledge), whilst simultaneously researching implementation processes and impacts. Through innovative practice and systematic study of that practice, KMR Fellows work to advance knowledge and understanding about research implementation, influence and impact.

Who is it aimed at?
The KMR Fellowship Scheme is targeted at individuals with:

  • healthcare management and/or academic experience
  • demonstrable potential to mobilise research knowledge in healthcare settings
  • demonstrable potential to contribute to the research base underpinning knowledge mobilisation activities.

Applications must be supported by organisations from both HEIs & public funded bodies.

What is funded?
NIHR KMR Fellowships are designed to buy out an individual’s salary costs, support the development of innovative knowledge mobilisation, and provide the resources necessary to undertake a research investigation of that knowledge mobilisation.

When can I apply?
Round 5 is open for applications from the 20th of July 2016 until 1pm on the 15th of September 2016. Interviews will be held in Leeds on the 12th of January 2017, and successful awardees must be able to commence the fellowship on the 1st of April, 1st of May or 1st of June 2017.

Where can I find out more?
More information, including eligibility criteria, guidance notes and other application details are available vie the website (kmrf) Please contact the NIHR TCC via email (tccawards@nihr.ac.uk) or telephone (0113 346 6260) with any queries.’