Other sources of funding and support

Other sources of funding and support including organisations and networks that support clinical academic careers.

The NIHR Fellowship Programme supports individuals on their trajectory to becoming future leaders in NIHR research and is open to all professions (clinical and non-clinical, medical and non-medical).

Many charities now offer clinical academic fellowships at doctoral and post-doctoral level with full salary support. We cannot list them all here but the Association of Medical Research Charities member directory allows you to search for funding opportunities including doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships, project and travel/conference grants.

The Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) supports research capacity development of allied health professionals (AHPs) through their regional AHP champions and regional hubs. They support AHPs through small awards, mentoring and organise events. The East of England CAHPR hub lead is Dr Ruth Strudwick r.strudwick@uos.ac.uk ; follow on twitter: @CAHPRangliaeast

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (formerly known as CLAHRC) in the East of England is strongly committed to research capacity development of clinical staff. They offer ARC Implementation Fellowships and ARC Research Fellowships. Further information can be found here.

The Wellcome Trust now offers PhD Fellowships for all Health Professionals including NMAHPS. There are 12 schemes offered across the UK, some with specific themes and across several universities or research institutes. All the schemes are open to applicants from anywhere in the UK. For further information on the PhD Programme for Health Professionals at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia contact Christina Jerosch-Herold or Christi Deaton