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14th Jun 2017

Opportunities HEE NCEL/NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Fellowship for NMAHPs

I am delighted to announce that Health Education England working across North Central and East London (NCEL) has commissioned the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy to run a research fellowship scheme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, for a fourth cohort. A full list of eligible professions is available here. I would be grateful if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of those in your organisation for whom it may be relevant.

This exciting scheme provides opportunities for fellows 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.

Fellows will be seconded to the CLAHRC, four days a week for one year from December 2017. We are looking to appoint one to two fellows for this fourth cohort. 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 employing organisation. The applicant's organisation is expected to contribute two days a week salary (40%) to the secondment. This is to cover one day of the fellowship and the one day that the applicant will continue to work in their employing organisation.

Fellows will chose to work on either a) a project of their choosing which relates to one of the five themes, or b) a project linked to an existing CLAHRC project (please see list attached). Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss whether a proposed project would fall under the CLAHRC's research remit.
Throughout the secondment, fellows will receive supervision from a senior academic, with a view to developing an a pplication 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 two days a week salary (40%) to the secondment. This is to cover one day of the fellowship and the one day that the applicant will continue to work 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 form and details about the application process can be found on the

 Click here The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 27th July 2017.

Please note, completed application forms will only be considered if they are submitted in conjunction with 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 two days a week salary (40%) to the secondment.

Applications should be submitted by email to Anna Head (clahrc.academy@ucl.ac.uk).


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