News and Notices

Are you an advanced practitioner considering a clinical academic career?

Would you like to increase your research knowledge and skills and work with an experienced researcher?

Further details of the clinical academic programmes can be found below and on the attached flyers. If you are an advanced practitioner who is interested in this opportunity, please contact the Midlands Faculty for Advancing Practice.

These programmes are funded by Health Education England (HEE) in the East Midlands and linked into the HEE/National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The closing date for applications is 28 June 2021.

The Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham have launched the 2021/22 Health Education England/NIHR Clinical Scholars Programmes - these programmes are part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Training Programme for healthcare professionals (excluding doctors) working in the East Midlands.

 

Programme categories

Internship: Typically suitable for registered professionals without postgraduate qualifications or formal training in research. This award supports clinicians to go on to apply for a research Master’s programme or NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF). The Internship Programme will be available for up to 8 East Midland places to join the programme in 2021/22.

Successful applicants to the HEE/NIHR Internship Programme will have:

  • The Clinical Scholar’s ability to compete successfully for the next stage of the Clinical Academic Pathway, such as the Masters in Research (MRes) or NIHR PCAF award
  • A structured educational programme
  • 48 days duration; start date Mid November 2021. Besides a small number of mandatory education days and Action Learning Sets, these days can be taken flexibly over the course of 9 months in agreement with the Clinical Scholar’s organisation and academic mentor
  • Participation in facilitated Action Learning Sets

 

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this programme please contact: Dr Ros Kane (rkane@lincoln.ac.uk) or Ian McGonagle (imcgonagle@lincoln.ac.uk)

Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme: 
Have you completed a Masters or equivalent postgraduate qualification and are looking to further develop a clinical academic career? Health Education England (HEE)/NIHR are excited to offer up to 8 East Midland places to join the Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme in 2021/20.

Successful applicants to the HEE Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme will have:

  • Protected funded time (48 days over 11 months) to develop a PhD proposal and develop clinical academic networks necessary to supporting a clinical academic career.
  • An individualised training and development plan based on identified needs.
  • A HEE approved research Mentor to support proposal development, facilitate high quality learning opportunities and access to research professionals.
  • An identified clinical mentor in the chosen topic area to lend profession specific expertise.
  • Participation in facilitated Action Learning Sets

 

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this programme please contact: Dr Kate Radford (kate.radford@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Claire Diver (claire.diver@nottingham.ac.uk)
 

Post-Doctoral Bridging ProgrammeThe Post-Doctoral Bridging Programme develops individuals along the HEE/NIHR ICA career pathway to increase their capacity and capability to deliver innovative research projects to improve practice and patient outcomes. The Post-Doctoral Bridging Programme is designed to support post-doctoral individuals in applying for either the NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship scheme or an equivalent award from elsewhere that is relevant for their clinical academic career development.

Applicants are required to develop an individual, bespoke programme of activities to support their learning needs but will include:

•          Associate member of the University of Nottingham

•          Protected funded time over 12 months to develop a Clinical Lectureship application

•          Review of application by experts and feedback

•          Mock interview for Clinical Lectureship with experts, and feedback

•          A HEE approved mentor

•          Facilitated Action Learning Sets with other people at a similar level

•          Access to successful candidates from other years

 

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this programme please contact: Prof Pip Logan (pip.logan@nottingham.ac.uk ) Tel: 0115 8230235 or Dr Joseph Manning (joseph.manning@nuh.nhs.uk) Tel: 07812 275027. If you are interested in applying for this prestigious and competitive programme please complete an application form and email to the scheme administrator patricia.dziunka@nottingham.ac.uk
 

More information, Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found athttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clinicalscholar/index.aspx

 

Application Deadline: 28 June 2021

Interviews: 89 September 2021 for Internship and Pre-Doctoral, 22 September 2021 for Post-Doctoral applications.

Start Date: Mid November 2021

Compulsory Training Dates taking place at the University Lincoln for Internships8 and 17 November 2021, 1 and 15 December 2021 and 12 and 26 January 2022. These and future dates will be confirmed on your first training day.

Compulsory Training Dates taking place at the University Nottingham for Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme: 17 November 2021, 2 Day Systematic Review Training Oct/ November (TBC) 2021 and 16 December 2020. These and future dates will be confirmed on your first training day.

PLEASE NOTE: Managerial sign-off will not be needed at the point of application. Successful candidates will need verification of managerial support before taking up their place in Autumn 2021.