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The South West HEE Integrated Clinical Academic programme awards

The South West HEE Integrated Clinical Academic programme awards are now open for applications for 2022.

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 (link to HEE Southwest ICA Internships 2022 Guidance final) - for individuals that have little research experience or training and would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of research, develop some practical skills, and/or develop a project idea with supervisory guidance and support.
  • Pre-doctoral bridging award (link to HEE Southwest ICA Pre-Doctoral Award 22_23 final) – for individuals that have some research experience and is developing their research profile, have completed Masters level research training and aspire to gain funding to undertake doctoral research training.
  • Post-doctoral bridging award (link to HEE Southwest ICA Post-Doctoral Award 22_23 final) – for individuals that have completed or will have submitted their thesis at the time of application, are looking to undertake post-doctoral research and build towards applying for a post-doctoral level fellowship such as the HEE-NIHR Advanced Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship.

Please refer to the guidance notes for further information about the awards and how to apply. The closing date and time for submission of applications is Wednesday 20th May 2022 at midday. Applications should be submitted to SW.ICAP@nihr.ac.uk

Carrie Biddle, HEE South West Regional Head for Allied Health Professionals and strategic lead,  said:

‘In the Southwest we are committed to investing in our clinical and professional workforce to develop a research skilled workforce and support the aspirations of those seeking to follow a clinical academic career pathway. The NIHR ICA awards provide funding and academic support for eligible professionals working in health and social care to start or take the next step in the academic career pathway’.

For any queries about the awards, please contact SW.ICAP@nihr.ac.uk