NIHR Research Professorships
NIHR Research Professorships aims to fund leaders in the early part of their careers to lead research, to promote effective translation of research ('bench to bedside[T1] and 'campus to clinic' [T2]) and strengthen research leadership at the highest academic levels.
The posts aim to:
- Enable outstanding early career academics to spend a fixed 5 year period dedicated to translational (T1 or T2) research at Professorial level;
- Facilitate strong research leadership and develop research capacity in areas critical to accelerating the transfer of research ideas into improved health.
These awards are open to health researchers and methodologists with an outstanding record of clinical and applied health research and its effective translation for improved health. Competitive candidates will demonstrate a steep career trajectory, on course to becoming the country's most outstanding research leaders. They will currently be at consultant grade or equivalent, and be at an early stage having spent no more than five years at their current level of seniority (whether as a Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer/Fellow, Clinician Scientist, Group Leader or similar). Nominees should be working in the fields of experimental medicine, public health medicine, health services research or methodological research.
A continuing link with service delivery will be essential. Research Professorships will therefore be funded to continue to spend up to 2 sessions per week delivering service directly or, if the candidate is not a health professional, an equivalent time collaborating with service. Non-NHS institutions must provide a statement from an associated NHS service provider explaining how the provider will empower the individual to promote translation at a local level directly or in collaboration.
Further information on each round
2013 NIHR Research Professorships, Round 3
Any queries regarding this scheme should be e-mailed to: NIHRResearchProfessorships@nihrtcc.org.uk
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