Non-medical clinical academic training opportunities (formerly "Clinical Scholars")
Helping you on your journey to become a Clinical Academic
The University of Nottingham has been awarded the tender to run the Pre-Doctoral (formerly "Silver Awards") and the Post-Doctoral (formerly "Gold Awards") Bridging Programmes in the East Midlands for the next 5 years (2019-2024). Sucessful applicants will be known as "Fellows".
The University of Lincoln will continue to manage the Internship programme (formerly "Bronze Awards"). Sucessful applicants will be known as "Scholars".
Applications for HEE/NIHR 2023-2024 programme is now OPEN
Health Education England (HEE)/NIHR is excited to offer five places to the East Midlands for the Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme (formerly Silver Scholar Award) for NHS Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Chiropractors, Clinical Psychologists, Healthcare Scientists, Health Visitors, Social Care Workers, 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.
Health Education England (HEE)/NIHR is excited to offer two places to the East Midlands for the Post-Doctoral Bridging Programme (formerly Gold Scholar Award).
APPLICATIONS for 2023-24 now open 1 February 2023
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Who should apply?
Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme applications are invited from clinicians in the East Midlands area 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 Internship Programme (formerly Bronze Award) managed by University of Lincoln. See https://mhredtest.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/ for further details
Post-Doctoral Bridging Programme applications are invited from clinicians in the East Midlands area who have been awarded a PhD. Applicants require support from an East Midlands’ based NHS/ Social Care organisation (or organisation delivering NHS/Social funded care) AND an East Midlands’ based higher education institution (HEI), and should propose to divide their time equally between their clinical and academic commitments. The end goal (an NIHR Clinical Lectureship or other/equivalent funding award) should enable the individual to make a significant contribution to clinical practice whilst supporting their development as a clinical academic leader. Please see Guidance Notes for further details.
As a Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme Fellow 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 Pre-Doctoral Bridging Programme Fellow 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.
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.