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18th Oct 2016

CLAHRC Research Fellow Opportunity

Deadline: Monday 28th November 2016

This exciting fellowship opportunity is for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to develop their career as a clinical academic and access support from within the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames to develop an application for external funding to undertake further postgraduate study. Further details can be found on the  CLAHRC website.

Further information

Fellows will be seconded to the CLAHRC, four days a week for one year from Spring 2017. HEE NCEL will contribute to the costs of the secondment, providing 3 days a week salary contribution for the duration of the fellowship, paid to the Trust. The applicant's organisation is expected to contribute one day a week's salary to the secondment. The applicant will also continue to work one day a week in their employing organisation. Fellows will either work on a project linked to an existing project within one of the five CLAHRC research themes, or a project of their choosing which relates to one of the  five themes. Fellows will receive support from a senior academic, with a view to developing an application for external research funding either for doctoral or post-doctoral studies (for example to the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme) by the end of the fellowship.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the criteria listed below:

  • The scheme is open to non-medical/dental healthcare professionals requiring statutory registration - please click  here for a full list of eligible professions.
  • Employed to at least Band 5 and normally up to and including Band 8a, within an NHS or public health organisation in NCEL (see  here for more information including a map of the NCEL area).
  • Hold a current registration with the relevant professional body.
  • Provide written evidence of director-level support for their application from their employing organisation (e.g. Director of Nursing, or equivalent). This should outline the applicant's suitability for the fellowship scheme. It should also confirm that their employing organisation will a) release them to undertake a secondment, four days a week for one year, and b) contribute one day a week's salary to the secondment. The applicant will continue to work one day a week in their employing organisation.
  • Have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or higher level award.
  • Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed an MRes or relevant MSc (or equivalent); those applying for a post-doctoral fellowship must have submitted their PhD thesis by the time of taking up the fellowship.
  • Not be enrolled or engaged in another course or programme of study during the fellowship.


The application process is detailed on the  CLAHRC website. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 28th November 2016. Applicants are required to submit a letter demonstrating that there is director-level support for their application, from within their employing organisation (e.g. from the Director of Nursing or equivalent). This should outline the applicant's suitability for the fellowship scheme, as well as the employing organisation's support for the secondment, including agreement to contribute one day a week's salary, which is not covered by the fellowship. Applications should be submitted by email to Gianina Harvey (clahrc.academy@ucl.ac.uk).


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