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1 Personal Clinical Academic Training Awards
Dr Mal Palin Programme Manager NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre 15/11/2013

2 Personal Research Training Awards Within The NIHR System
Faculty Trainees (Award Holders) Investigators & Senior Investigators Associates Universities Infrastructure Research Clinical Research Networks NHS Trusts Research Projects & Programmes Patients & Public Clinical Research Facilities, Centres & Units Research Schools Research Management Systems Research Information Systems Systems

3 NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways
Level of Award Undergraduate Chair Senior / Pre Chair (early to senior) Post Doctoral Doctoral Pre Doctoral Methodologists Methodology Programme NIHR Research Methods Fellowships and Internships NIHR Masters Studentships in Health Economics or Medical Statistics Healthcare Scientists HCS Programme NIHR/HEE Health Care Science Doctoral Fellowships Post-Doctoral Fellowships NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lectureships NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Fellowships NIHR Career Development Fellowships NIHR Senior Research Fellowships NIHR Research Professorships NIHR Transitional Research Fellowships NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowships All Professions NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training Programme NIHR/HEE Masters in Clinical Research NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lectureships Clinical Lectureships Doctors and Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme NIHR Clinical Lectureships NIHR Clinician Scientist Awards NIHR In-Practice Fellowships NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships

4 All 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.

5 NIHR 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.

6 NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards
NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways Level of Award Undergraduate Chair Senior / Pre Chair (early to senior) Post Doctoral Doctoral Pre Doctoral Methodologists Methodology Programme Healthcare Scientists HCS Programme All Professions NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training Programme NIHR/HEE Masters in Clinical Research NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lectureships Clinical Lectureships Doctors and Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme

7 NIHR / 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 Orthotist Midwife Music Therapist Art Therapist Paramedic Dietitian Physiotherapist Diagnostic Radiographer Podiatrist/chiropodist Drama Therapist Prosthetist Occupational Therapist Speech and Language Therapist Orthoptist Therapeutic Radiographer

8 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme
NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship NIHR/HEE Masters in Clinical Research Programme funds HEIs to advertise and award places 147 funded places p.a. For NHS/NHS funded staff Backfill costs and course fees covered Leeds St Georges Brighton City Birmingham Kings Newcastle UEA Nottingham Manchester Sheffield Southampton PhD research whilst also working and developing clinically 3 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 HEI Min 1 yr clinical experience and current registration with NMC or HCPC Need good academic and clinical support

9 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme
NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lectureship NIHR/HEE Clinical Lectureship 3 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 award Up to 50% of salary plus research, training and development costs ˂5 years WTE post-doctoral research experience Min 1 year WTE in clinical practice, current registration with NMC or HCPC and PhD or submission Senior (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 award Up to 50% of salary plus research, training and development costs >5 years clinical experience and high research output Excellent or exceptionally promising track record as clinical academic researcher (outputs & grants)

10 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme
CAT Masters CAT Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship CAT Clinical Lectureship CAT Senior Clinical Lectureship Round 1 (2009) 70/yr for next 3 years (across 7 HEIs) 100 applied 15 awarded 22 applied 10 awarded 4 applied 1 awarded Round 2 (2010) 64 applied 16 awarded 12 applied 6 awarded 18 applied 5 awarded Round 3 (2012/13) 147/yr for next 3 years (across 12 HEIs) 65 applied 12 awarded 13 applied Round 4 (2013) 62 applied 14 applied 3 applied

11 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme

12 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme

13 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme

14 NIHR / HEE Clinical Academic Training Programme

15 NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards
NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways Level of Award Undergraduate Chair Senior / Pre Chair (early to senior) Post Doctoral Doctoral Pre Doctoral Methodologists Methodology Programme Healthcare Scientists HCS Programme NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowships Post-Doctoral Fellowships NIHR Career Development Fellowships NIHR Senior Research Fellowships NIHR Transitional Research Fellowships All Professions NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training Programme Doctors and Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme

16 Annual competitions for all levels
NIHR Fellowships What 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 support DRF/PDF/CDF - 3 years full-time or 4/5 years part-time SRF – 5 years full-time or part-time Annual competitions for all levels Launch - October Close - January

17 NIHR Fellowships Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Doctoral training award to individuals of outstanding potential, early in research career To undertake a PhD To increase research skills Applicant: Some previous research experience Some outputs from research Evidence of commitment to research career If already registered PhD < 1 yr FT Early post-doc training award to individuals of outstanding potential as researchers To develop postdoctoral research experience & skills To increase independence Applicant: PhD/MD (or submitted) < 3 yrs WTE post-doc research experience Research output (publications, grant applications) Clear commitment to research career

18 NIHR Fellowships Senior Research Fellowship
Career Development Fellowship Later post-doc award To gain full research independence Develop research capacity of self and others Applicant: PhD/MD and significant postdoctoral experience (˂ 7 yrs WTE post-doc research experience) Significant research output Evidence of increasing independence Experience of developing research skills of others 5 years ( aiming towards Chair) Potential to become academic and research leader within award time Applicant: Significant postdoctoral experience Outstanding publication record Independence Leadership potential Record of research capacity development

19 NIHR Fellowships Doctoral Research Post Doctoral Career Development
Senior Research Total Round 1 (Awarded2008) 109 applied 12 awarded 57 7 26 18 3 29 Round 2 (Awarded2009) 152 54 9 36 16 1 46 Round 3 (Awarded2010) 158 32 59 35 4 10 44 Round 4 (Awarded2011) 155 28 82 58 11 19 2 Round 5 (Awarded2012) 217 34 105 41 6 Round 6 (Awarded2013) 181 30 84 15 5 53

20 NIHR Fellowships – application numbers

21 NIHR Fellowships – success rates

22 NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways
Level of Award Undergraduate Chair Senior / Pre Chair (early to senior) Post Doctoral Doctoral Pre Doctoral Methodologists Methodology Programme Healthcare Scientists HCS Programme NIHR/HEE Health Care Science Doctoral Fellowships Post-Doctoral Fellowships NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lectureships All Professions NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training Programme Doctors and Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme

23 NIHR/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 engineering Within seven healthcare science themes: Cardiac, vascular, respiratory, sleep Neurosensory Infection Blood Cellular Medical physics Clinical engineering Round Applied Awarded 1: 41 10 (1 Doctoral, 9 Post-Doc) 2: 37 15 (7 Doctoral, 8 Post-Doc) 3: 2012 21 10 (8 Doctoral, 2 Post-Doc)

24 NIHR/CSO Healthcare Science Research Fellowships
Doctoral Research Fellowship 3 years FT (4 or 5 years PT) Must be employed by NHS & supported by academic partner Must have completed professional training (HPC) Need to register PhD at HEI Research experience and/or training (e.g. MSc, BSc, publications) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship 2 years FT (3 or 4 years PT) No more than 3 years WTE postdoctoral research experience Evidenced of research output Develop potential to be an independent researcher (collaborations, grant applications, publications) NIHR/CNO/HEFCE Senior Academic Clinical Lecturer (Round ) Award covers: salary, direct research costs; training & development costs and tuition fees (doctoral)

25 NIHR TCC Research Career Pathways
Level of Award Undergraduate Chair Senior / Pre Chair (early to senior) Post Doctoral Doctoral Pre Doctoral Methodologists Methodology Programme Healthcare Scientists HCS Programme All Professions NIHR Fellowships, Professorships and Other Awards Nurses, Midwives, AHPs Clinical Academic Training Programme Doctors and Dentists NIHR Integrated Academic Training Programme NIHR Clinical Lectureships NIHR Clinician Scientist Awards NIHR In-Practice Fellowships NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships

26 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships
250 places per year Academic and clinical training For entrants to specialty training 25% academic research Support in making application for training fellowship leading to higher degree Up to 3 years (4 for GPs) £1000 bursaries Structured Research Training Programme (RTP)

27 NIHR Clinical Lectureships
Academic and clinical training (ST3 and above) for those with a higher degree Available to qualified GPs and GDPs 50% academic research Support in making application for Clinician Scientist Award or similar Up to 4 years End point marked by CCT and substantial piece of post-doctoral research. £1000 bursaries Generally advertised by HEIs (March-March)

28 NIHR Clinician Scientist Award
Postdoctoral award open to StRs/SpRs/consultants -medics or dentist 5 years duration Applicants retain clinical duties appropriate for gaining CCT Up to 4 NHS clinical sessions a week post CCT Pays for salary, research costs and training Pays research assistant salary (3 years only) Applicant: PhD/MD (or have submitted) with good output from research Evidence of commitment to research career Expectation of ongoing employment at the end of award Launch annually (Round 13 - April 2013 Closing July 2013)

29 Assessment Applications are assessed on strength of : Candidate
Research Proposal Training and Development Plan Environment / Supervision / Mentorship Value for Money Full assessment criteria are published in the applicant guidance notes

30 Assessment Full assessment criteria are published in the applicant guidance notes The 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.

31 Advice to Applicants The applicant:
Demonstrate your trajectory / potential for research leadership Describe your research experience / awareness and commitment to research leadership as expansively as possible If you think you lack experience then get some – volunteer to help out on existing research and audits, posters, presentations etc Answer 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

32 Advice to Applicants The research proposal:
The proposal must be appropriate to level and carefully constructed with a clear hypothesis and achievable aims and objectives Your research MUST fit the NIHR remit and address important areas for the NHS The proposal should not be dependent on funding from other sources or other larger project receiving and maintaining funding Make 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

33 Advice to Applicants The Training and Development Plan:
Remember that the purpose of the programme is to develop the research leaders of the future Tailor your plan – don’t just propose the generic programme offered by your host HEI Take the opportunity to address your weaknesses as well as the needs of the study with a view to your career development post-award If your proposal involves methods you are not familiar with then seek training in this area – but don’t be tokenistic

34 Advice 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 this Build a team of mentors/supervisors that can, between them, afford expert guidance on every aspect of your study Justify your choice of mentors/supervisors If applying for a doctoral fellowship then your supervisor must have good experience of supervision to completion AND the time to supervise you.

35 Advice to Applicants Value for money:
NIHR personal awards do not have a maximum value Funding requests vary greatly as a result of varying salaries, approaches, and fields of study All costs must be justifiable and fully justified – research your options The total cost must represent and appropriate and reasonable price for what is being proposed and what will be gained

36 Common Mistakes “We will….”
Your stated career intentions are not supported by the programme Your training and development plan is copied from your Post Doc brochure You have no idea why your sample size is X “My statistician said…..” Your required sample size is very (too) ambitious You have not considered the impact of unanticipated outcomes on related / dependent work streams You have not considered alternative approaches and analytical techniques Your supervisors have never supervised to completion before You haven’t contacted Professor Z for mentorship (do you even know who she is?!)

37 Advice Summary Understand 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.

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