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HEE (East Midlands) Clinical Scholar Silver Awards


Silver Scholars 2016-17-465

Congratulations to Catherine Johnson, Eleanor Douglas, Catherine Brewin, Victoria Challenger and Sukdeep Dhadda, recipients of the 2016/17 Silver Scholar Awards.


Helping you on your journey to become a Clinical Scholar

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

Applications for 2017/18 awards are now closed. The next round will open March 2018.

Health Education England (HEE) East Midlands are offering up to 5 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, registered in the East Midlands, to join the Clinical Scholar Silver Awards 2017/18.

Award overview

Eligible professions and regulators



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.  

(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.  

Watch video: Welcome to the CDT-RHR






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