The support available includes:
- formal postgraduate research training (Masters, PhD level) with supervision from established Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) clinician researchers
- mentoring on how to develop fellowship and other funding proposals, including signposting to methodological support via the Research Design Service
- events and training to build NMAHP research capacity and leadership
This video highlighs the opportunities available as part of the investment, to help the workforce develop a clinical academic career. They have also circulated an update about the Health Education England (HEE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals.
The programme is one strand of our Clinical Academic Careers Framework (the other being NIHR's Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme for doctors and dentists), and provides five awards at different levels, plus a mentorship and outreach programme to support award holders.
Internships offer an introduction to all aspects and roles across clinical academic research from trial design, data management through to undertaking practical research in a clinical environment and are available to those without any formal research training. They are run locally by Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs), and following a successful first year, a second round will soon be launching.
Masters in Clinical Research Studentships
Ten universities have recently been confirmed as host institutions for HEE/NIHR Masters in Clinical Research Studentships for the next three years from September 2015. Courses provide a comprehensive grounding, and experience of, clinical research for 100 students each year who aspire to become a clinical academic.