Presentation on theme: "Personal Clinical Academic Training Awards"— Presentation transcript:
1Personal Clinical Academic Training Awards Dr Mal PalinProgramme ManagerNIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre15/11/2013
2Personal Research Training Awards Within The NIHR System FacultyTrainees(Award Holders)Investigators & Senior InvestigatorsAssociatesUniversitiesInfrastructureResearchClinical Research NetworksNHS TrustsResearch Projects & ProgrammesPatients & PublicClinical Research Facilities, Centres & UnitsResearch SchoolsResearch Management SystemsResearch Information SystemsSystems
3NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways Level ofAwardUndergraduateChairSenior /Pre Chair(early to senior)Post DoctoralDoctoralPre DoctoralMethodologistsMethodologyProgrammeNIHR Research Methods Fellowships and InternshipsNIHR Masters Studentships in Health Economics or Medical StatisticsHealthcareScientistsHCSProgrammeNIHR/HEE Health Care ScienceDoctoral FellowshipsPost-Doctoral FellowshipsNIHR/HEESenior Clinical LectureshipsNIHRDoctoral ResearchFellowshipsPost-Doctoral FellowshipsNIHR Career Development FellowshipsNIHR SeniorResearch FellowshipsNIHR Research ProfessorshipsNIHR Transitional Research FellowshipsNIHR Clinical Trials FellowshipsNIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research FellowshipsAll ProfessionsNIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other AwardsNurses, Midwives,AHPsClinical Academic Training ProgrammeNIHR/HEE Masters inClinical ResearchNIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research FellowshipsNIHR/HEESenior Clinical LectureshipsClinical LectureshipsDoctors and DentistsNIHR IntegratedAcademic TrainingProgrammeNIHR Clinical LectureshipsNIHR Clinician Scientist AwardsNIHRIn-Practice FellowshipsNIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships
4All submitted proposals must fall within NIHR Remit NIHR supports training in clinical and applied health research, including social care research.The proposal must have clear potential for benefitting patients and the public within 5 years of its completion (but recognising the training element of the research).The research can involve: patients; samples or data from patients; people who are not patients; populations; health technology assessment; or health services research.NIHR does not support basic research or work involving animals or their tissue.
5NIHR Remit (2) If the work involves biomarkers: research that tests whether application of new knowledge can improve treatment or patient outcomes, and has obvious potential benefit within 5 years, is within remit; This might include application of known biomarkers, or other prognostic factors, to refine and test novel therapeutic strategies.research that aims only to elucidate mechanisms underpinning disease, or identify risk factors for disease or prognosis (including search for biomarkers) is out of remit.NIHR is also prepared to support research into medical education.
6NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards NIHR TCC Research Career PathwaysLevel ofAwardUndergraduateChairSenior /Pre Chair(early to senior)Post DoctoralDoctoralPre DoctoralMethodologistsMethodologyProgrammeHealthcareScientistsHCSProgrammeAll ProfessionsNIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other AwardsNurses, Midwives,AHPsClinical Academic Training ProgrammeNIHR/HEE Masters inClinical ResearchNIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research FellowshipsNIHR/HEESenior Clinical LectureshipsClinical LectureshipsDoctors and DentistsNIHR IntegratedAcademic TrainingProgramme
7NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training (CAT) Programme Supports registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals committed to developing a career which combines research and continued clinical practice.Eligible professions:Nurse OrthotistMidwife Music TherapistArt Therapist ParamedicDietitian PhysiotherapistDiagnostic Radiographer Podiatrist/chiropodistDrama Therapist ProsthetistOccupational Therapist Speech and Language TherapistOrthoptist Therapeutic Radiographer
8NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research FellowshipNIHR/HEE Masters in Clinical ResearchProgramme funds HEIs to advertise and award places147 funded places p.a.For NHS/NHS funded staffBackfill costs and course fees coveredLeedsSt GeorgesBrightonCityBirminghamKingsNewcastleUEANottinghamManchesterSheffieldSouthamptonPhD research whilst also working and developing clinically3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT)Salary, PhD tuition fees, research, training & development costs covered (100% NHS, 80% HEI except training &Must be based at an English NHS trust, other health care organisation or HEIMin 1 yr clinical experience and current registration with NMC or HCPCNeed good academic and clinical support
9NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical LectureshipNIHR/HEE Clinical Lectureship3 year (4 or 5 years PT) post-doctoral award for clinical practice and academic research (50:50)Requires support from a partnership of a HEI and an NHS trust, which must both commit to support the applicant post awardUp to 50% of salary plus research, training and development costs˂5 years WTE post-doctoral research experienceMin 1 year WTE in clinical practice, current registration with NMC or HCPC and PhD or submissionSenior (pre-Chair) 5 year award for clinical practice and academic research (50:50)Requires support from a partnership of a HEI and an NHS trust, which must both commit to support the applicant post awardUp to 50% of salary plus research, training and development costs>5 years clinical experience and high research outputExcellent or exceptionally promising track record as clinical academic researcher (outputs & grants)
15NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards NIHR TCC Research Career PathwaysLevel ofAwardUndergraduateChairSenior /Pre Chair(early to senior)Post DoctoralDoctoralPre DoctoralMethodologistsMethodologyProgrammeHealthcareScientistsHCSProgrammeNIHRDoctoral ResearchFellowshipsPost-Doctoral FellowshipsNIHR Career Development FellowshipsNIHR SeniorResearch FellowshipsNIHR Transitional Research FellowshipsAll ProfessionsNIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other AwardsNurses, Midwives,AHPsClinical Academic Training ProgrammeDoctors and DentistsNIHR IntegratedAcademic TrainingProgramme
16Annual competitions for all levels NIHR FellowshipsWhat does a NIHR Fellowship provide?Salary (100% NHS, 80% HEI)PhD tuition fees (for DRF)Research costs (100% NHS, 80% HEI)HEI employers also receive indirect costs e.g. estates, facilities at 80%Training and development costs (100%)CDFs and SRFs may apply for Research Assistant supportDRF/PDF/CDF - 3 years full-time or 4/5 years part-timeSRF – 5 years full-time or part-timeAnnual competitions for all levelsLaunch - OctoberClose - January
17NIHR Fellowships Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Doctoral training award to individuals of outstanding potential, early in research careerTo undertake a PhDTo increase research skillsApplicant:Some previous research experienceSome outputs from researchEvidence of commitment to research careerIf already registered PhD < 1 yr FTEarly post-doc training award to individuals of outstanding potential as researchersTo develop postdoctoral research experience & skillsTo increase independenceApplicant:PhD/MD (or submitted)< 3 yrs WTE post-doc research experienceResearch output (publications, grant applications)Clear commitment to research career
18NIHR Fellowships Senior Research Fellowship Career Development FellowshipLater post-doc awardTo gain full research independenceDevelop research capacity of self and othersApplicant:PhD/MD and significant postdoctoral experience (˂ 7 yrs WTE post-doc research experience)Significant research outputEvidence of increasing independenceExperience of developing research skills of others5 years ( aiming towards Chair)Potential to become academic and research leader within award timeApplicant:Significant postdoctoral experienceOutstanding publication recordIndependenceLeadership potentialRecord of research capacitydevelopment
19NIHR Fellowships Doctoral Research Post Doctoral Career Development Senior ResearchTotalRound 1(Awarded2008)109 applied12 awarded5772618329Round 2(Awarded2009)1525493616146Round 3(Awarded2010)15832593541044Round 4(Awarded2011)15528825811192Round 5 (Awarded2012)21734105416Round 6(Awarded2013)181308415553
22NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways Level ofAwardUndergraduateChairSenior /Pre Chair(early to senior)Post DoctoralDoctoralPre DoctoralMethodologistsMethodologyProgrammeHealthcareScientistsHCSProgrammeNIHR/HEE Health Care ScienceDoctoral FellowshipsPost-Doctoral FellowshipsNIHR/HEESenior Clinical LectureshipsAll ProfessionsNIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other AwardsNurses, Midwives,AHPsClinical Academic Training ProgrammeDoctors and DentistsNIHR IntegratedAcademic TrainingProgramme
23NIHR/CSO Healthcare Science Research Fellowships Supports individuals in the NHS healthcare science workforce who wish to bridge clinical/service careers and research. The research proposed must be of direct relevance to the NHS with the potential to improve service and/or clinical outcomes.Eligible working areas: biology, physiology, physics and engineeringWithin seven healthcare science themes:Cardiac, vascular, respiratory, sleepNeurosensoryInfectionBloodCellularMedical physicsClinical engineeringRoundAppliedAwarded1:4110 (1 Doctoral, 9 Post-Doc)2:3715 (7 Doctoral, 8 Post-Doc)3: 20122110 (8 Doctoral, 2 Post-Doc)
24NIHR/CSO Healthcare Science Research Fellowships Doctoral Research Fellowship3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT)Must be employed by NHS & supported by academic partnerMust have completed professional training (HPC)Need to register PhD at HEIResearch experience and/or training (e.g. MSc, BSc, publications)Post-doctoral Research Fellowship2 years FT (3 or 4 years PT)No more than 3 years WTE postdoctoral research experienceEvidenced of research outputDevelop potential to be an independent researcher (collaborations, grant applications, publications)NIHR/CNO/HEFCESenior Academic Clinical Lecturer (Round )Award covers: salary, direct research costs; training & development costs and tuition fees (doctoral)
25NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways Level ofAwardUndergraduateChairSenior /Pre Chair(early to senior)Post DoctoralDoctoralPre DoctoralMethodologistsMethodologyProgrammeHealthcareScientistsHCSProgrammeAll ProfessionsNIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other AwardsNurses, Midwives,AHPsClinical Academic Training ProgrammeDoctors and DentistsNIHR IntegratedAcademic TrainingProgrammeNIHR Clinical LectureshipsNIHR Clinician Scientist AwardsNIHRIn-Practice FellowshipsNIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships
26NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships 250 places per yearAcademic and clinical trainingFor entrants to specialty training25% academic researchSupport in making application for training fellowship leading to higher degreeUp to 3 years (4 for GPs)£1000 bursariesStructured Research Training Programme (RTP)
27NIHR Clinical Lectureships Academic and clinical training (ST3 and above) for those with a higher degreeAvailable to qualified GPs and GDPs50% academic researchSupport in making application for Clinician Scientist Award or similarUp to 4 yearsEnd point marked by CCT and substantial piece of post-doctoral research.£1000 bursariesGenerally advertised by HEIs (March-March)
28NIHR Clinician Scientist Award Postdoctoral awardopen to StRs/SpRs/consultants -medics or dentist5 years durationApplicants retain clinical duties appropriate for gaining CCTUp to 4 NHS clinical sessions a week post CCTPays for salary, research costs and trainingPays research assistant salary (3 years only)Applicant:PhD/MD (or have submitted) with good output from researchEvidence of commitment to research careerExpectation of ongoing employment at the end of awardLaunch annually (Round 13 - April 2013 Closing July 2013)
29Assessment Applications are assessed on strength of : Candidate Research ProposalTraining and Development PlanEnvironment / Supervision / MentorshipValue for MoneyFull assessment criteria are published in the applicant guidance notes
30AssessmentFull assessment criteria are published in the applicant guidance notesThe criteria published are the very same (and the only) criteria we ask our review panel members to score your application against.Make sure all of the listed criteria are addressed – don’t leave any gaps or your scores will suffer.
31Advice to Applicants The applicant: Demonstrate your trajectory / potential for research leadershipDescribe your research experience / awareness and commitment to research leadership as expansively as possibleIf you think you lack experience then get some – volunteer to help out on existing research and audits, posters, presentations etcAnswer the questions that pertain to your career intentions carefully – these are not designed to catch you out but remember the purpose of the programme!Sell yourself and use the space provided
32Advice to Applicants The research proposal: The proposal must be appropriate to level and carefully constructed with a clear hypothesis and achievable aims and objectivesYour research MUST fit the NIHR remit and address important areas for the NHSThe proposal should not be dependent on funding from other sources or other larger project receiving and maintaining fundingMake sure to explain HOW you will proceed – if a panel member cannot determine inclusion criteria, recruitment approaches or sample sizes from your proposal they cannot approve your methodology
33Advice to Applicants The Training and Development Plan: Remember that the purpose of the programme is to develop the research leaders of the futureTailor your plan – don’t just propose the generic programme offered by your host HEITake the opportunity to address your weaknesses as well as the needs of the study with a view to your career development post-awardIf your proposal involves methods you are not familiar with then seek training in this area – but don’t be tokenistic
34Advice to Applicants The Environment / Supervision / Mentorship: Base yourself strategically - the purpose of the award is to support your development and research career - there needs to be local scope and support for thisBuild a team of mentors/supervisors that can, between them, afford expert guidance on every aspect of your studyJustify your choice of mentors/supervisorsIf applying for a doctoral fellowship then your supervisor must have good experience of supervision to completion AND the time to supervise you.
35Advice to Applicants Value for money: NIHR personal awards do not have a maximum valueFunding requests vary greatly as a result of varying salaries, approaches, and fields of studyAll costs must be justifiable and fully justified – research your optionsThe total cost must represent and appropriate and reasonable price for what is being proposed and what will be gained
36Common Mistakes “We will….” Your stated career intentions are not supported by the programmeYour training and development plan is copied from your Post Doc brochureYou have no idea why your sample size is X “My statistician said…..”Your required sample size is very (too) ambitiousYou have not considered the impact of unanticipated outcomes on related / dependent work streamsYou have not considered alternative approaches and analytical techniquesYour supervisors have never supervised to completion beforeYou haven’t contacted Professor Z for mentorship (do you even know who she is?!)
37Advice SummaryUnderstand the process – visit our website (www.nihrtcc.org.uk), read the guidance notes and talk to those with experience Give yourself enough time – to be fair to those that meet deadlines, we reject applications from those that don’t You WILL need input from your department, supervisors, mentors and finance office – allow for sickness, competing priorities and overseas holidays Have your application speed and/or proof read if possible - can the reader describe your methodology? Seek help – Supervisors, the RDS, your Local Research Office etc. Arrange internal peer reviews, mock panels and interviews.