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HEE (East Midlands) Clinical Scholar Silver Awards

Helping you on your journey to become a Clinical Scholar


Congratulations to Purba Bhattacharjee, Katie Fielding, Katie Gray, Victoria Jansen, Rachel Keetley, Nick Firth, Sian Wood, recipients of the 2017/18 Silver Scholar Awards.


Due to additional HEE/NIHR funding applications for three places commencing May 2018 are now invited.

Health Education England (HEE) / NIHR are offering an additional 3 places for NHS Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Chiropractors, Clinical Psychologists, Healthcare Scientists, Health Visitors, Operating Department Practitioners, Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians, Osteopaths, Pharmacy Professions, Non-Medical Public Health Specialty Trainees, Specialists and Consultants and Wider Dental Team Professions to join the Clinical Scholar Silver Awards May 2018.

Award overview

Eligible professions and regulators


Videos: Researchers' stories

Lisa is an occupational therapist was a Health Education England (East Midlands) Clinical Academic Bronze award holder who has gone on to secure her PhD studies at the University of Nottingham.

Victoria, occupational therapist

Claire, oncology nurse

Alison, physiotherapist

Ben, physiotherapist


Who should apply?

Applications are invited from clinicians in the East Midlands area (Lincoln, Leicester, Northampton, Derby and Nottingham) who have completed a master degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification and are looking to further develop their clinical academic. 

This programme will provide the opportunity to prepare a PhD proposal in order to take the next step on the individuals’ clinical academic career journey.

Please note applications for the 3 additional places starting in May 2018 can be from outside the East Midlands in England.

(Those without a masters degree might be interested in the Bronze Award, managed by Lincoln University.)   

Why apply?

As a Clinical Scholar Silver Award holder, you will:

  • Be taken through an individualised, structured development plan based on a training needs assessment
  • Enhance your ability to compete successfully for the next stage of the Clinical Academic Pathway, such as a PhD

Centre for Doctoral Training in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research (CDT RHR)

As a Silver Scholar at Nottingham, you will be working alongside our clinical PhD students in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research (CDT-RHR) and mentored by leading academics in East Midlands to develop your PhD proposal and apply for PhD funding.  


Aspiring Clinical Academics

The University of Nottingham is pleased to host a comprehensive Clinical Academic Training Pathway for non-medical health care professionals hoping to pursue a clinical academic career – no matter what stage in your career!

We host the Health Education England (East Midlands) Clinical Scholar Silver awards and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research and together with CLAHRC-EM host the Gold awards and we can support you in applying for HEE/NIHR pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and career development fellowships.

To discuss these opportunities please email kate.radford@nottingham.ac.uk or claire.diver@nottingham.ac.uk, or visit the Centre for Doctoral Training in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research.





HEE Clinical Scholar Silver Awards

Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
B114, Medical School, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

tel: +44 (0) 115 82 30946
email: patricia.dziunka@nottingham.ac.uk