NRS Career Researcher Fellowships Open to Applications

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership involving Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government. Each year, the CSO allocates £12.7 million to Boards through its NRS Research support budget to meet the time of staff conducting research.

NRS Career Research Fellowships support GPs and NHS-funded clinical staff in developing a research career within their post. The award provides funding for protected time to contribute to, conduct and lead clinical research. The aim of the fellowship is to strengthen the research culture in the NHS and increase capacity in areas that are either aligned to research excellence either locally or nationally or areas where the potential exists to develop research excellence.

The fellowships are for staff who are not currently research active and who would like to incorporate research into their post. The scheme will allow successful applicants protected time to engage in the following activities:

Clinical research planning and protocol development.

Grant writing.

Carrying out clinical research.

Leading or hosting multi-centre trials as Chief Investigator or local Principal Investigator.

Participation in commercial research.

Dissemination of research findings, such as writing papers and presentations at major national and international scientific meetings.

Applications are accepted from qualified doctors, nurses, AHPs, pharmacists, biomedical/clinical scientists, public health specialists and psychologists in Scotland.

Funding is available to cover direct salary costs of the Fellow (0.2 whole time equivalent) for up to three years.

Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 11 November 2020.

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