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Application Workshop 14/01/2021

Application Workshop 14/01/2021

What should a pre-doctoral/doctoral research proposal look like? What are the panel looking for?

This half day workshop is suitable for those who are planning applications for NIHR ICA funding for either a pre doctoral or doctoral fellowship. It is open to our nurses, midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) from across the NIHR ARC Wessex.


13:30 – 13:40 Meet and greet (Prof Catherine Bowen)

13:40 – 13:50 Introduction to PCAF/CDRF (Prof Alison Richardson)

13:50 – 14:20 Session 1

What researcher support is available, what do they do and how to access it e.g. RDS, HEIs, fellowship champions 
Line manager, host and NHS institution support/The academic host partner: why is this important and what does it mean?

14:20 – 14:50 Session 2 

What is required from PPI? Lay Summaries and connecting to local PPI Leads:Dissemination, Implementation and Impact

14:50 – 15:00 Short break

15:00 – 15:30 Session 3

Planning: how long does an NIHR application take to plan, gather the network and write? What are panels looking for in applied health researchers – applying with confidence, selling your potential, your trajectory and chosen career pathway

15:30 – 16:00 Session 4 - Researcher experience with PCAF

16:00 – 16:15 Conclusion and Top tips (Prof Catherine Bowen)

Option to book 1:1 sessions in Spring/Summer (10 minute advice sessions) 

When is it? 14 January 2021

Email: for more information and to be added to the email list.

Where is it held? This event will be held online via Zoom. A link to online instructions will be sent via an Eventbrite booking.

How much does it cost? The event is free to attend.

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