NHS England Bridging Programme for East of England 

Applications for the Pre-Masters Internships, Pre-Doctoral  and Post-Doctoral Bridging are now open.  Application forms and guidance available via links below.

A shortened Pre-Doctoral Bridging award is  also available. For more information see here   

NHS England Bridging Programme    

The following annual awards funded by NHS England (previously HEE) and managed by the University of East Anglia in partnership with other universities in the region are available to non-medical health and social care professionals employed in the East of England (Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk) to support the national agenda to increase research capacity and contribute to the improvement in patient outcomes.

Pre-Masters Internship provides an introduction to research and prepares individuals to apply for a HEE/NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF), Masters in Research or other similar career development opportunity. 

Open  now

Deadline for applications: 8th September 2024

further details  on the 2024-25 guidance and application form

Pre-Doctoral Bridging Award  is designed to support individuals with research Masters-level qualifications who aspire to undertake a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (HEE/NIHR DCAF) or other similar PhD opportunity. 


Open  now

Deadline for applications: 8th September 2024

further details  on the 2024-25 guidance and application form

Post-Doctoral Bridging Award is designed to support individuals who have completed a PhD and wish to progress their clinical academic career and to apply for an NIHR/HEE Advanced Clinical Fellowship (ACAF) or other similar post-doctoral opportunity.  

Open now

Deadline for applications: 

15th August 2024

further details  on the 2024-25 guidance and application form

A recording of the Webinar on the HEE Internship and Bridging scheme held on 24th November  2021 can be viewed here

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