The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programme is intended for increase research capacity to improve health and healthcare, by developing people with the potential and aspiration to become leading clinical academics and independent researchers in the future. The programme is available to health and social care professionals including nurses, midwives, AHPs and other non-medical healthcare professionals. See a list of all eligible professions.
The NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academic (South West) programme awards are now open for applications for 2021. These awards provide short-term support for those within the South West region aspiring to develop a clinical academic career and apply for national awards. There are three levels of awards available.
- Internship award (pdf) – for individuals with little or no research experience who want to gain an introduction to aspects of clinical research and/or explore a research idea
- Pre-doctoral bridging award (pdf) – for individuals who want to develop a doctoral fellowship application
- Post-doctoral bridging award (pdf) – for individuals are looking to undertake a post-doctoral fellowship
Please refer to the guidance notes for further information about the awards and how to apply. For any queries about the awards, please contact ICA.HEESW@uwe.ac.uk.
The closing date and time for submission of applications is midday on Friday 28th May 2021. Applications should be submitted to ICA.HEESW@uwe.ac.uk.