Post-Doctoral Bridging Award

Applications for 2024-25 are now open

Deadline for submission of applications : 15th August 2024

Interview Date: 4th September 2024 (via zoom)  

What does the Post-Doctoral Bridging offer?

For those with a PhD who wish to develop careers that combine both clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development. The Post-Doctoral Bridging award is designed to support those intending to apply for the NIHR/HEE ICA Advanced Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellowship (ACAF) or an equivalent opportunity that is relevant to their clinical academic career development.

It offers a grant of up to £14,000 and £1000 towards mentorship costs to support an applicant to spend time developing a funding application including costs of:

 • visiting other research institutes

• building research collaborations

• attending and presenting at conferences

• writing up research publications (including open access fees)

• developing training and leadership skills

• undertaking patient and public involvement work 

• salary support/backfill for the applicant.

Download your application form and guidance  below or email to request these via email 

NHSE ICA Post-doctoral APPLICATION EoE 2024
NHSE Post-doctoral Bridging guidance EoE 2024.pdf