NIHR Academy

NIHR Academy

The NIHR Academy is responsible for development and coordination of NIHR academic training, career development and research capacity development.

The NIHR Academy plays a pivotal role in attracting, training and supporting the best health and care researchers to tackle the complex challenges of the future and complements the additional NIHR investment in world-class research facilities and a skilled research workforce.

The purpose of the NIHR Academy is to develop a highly-skilled academic research workforce capable of advancing the best research which improves health, and benefits society and the economy.

To achieve this we encourage, recognise and reward:

  • collaborative, multi-professional approaches to research
  • the embracing of innovation and new opportunities and technologies
  • active involvement and engagement of patients, carers and the public
  • respect for the diversity of methodological and theoretical practices
  • personal and professional development and the support of colleagues

There are a large range of awards available at different levels and to suit different work arrangements, types of NHS staff and career paths. If you are interested in applying, take a look at the information for prospective applicants.

 Further information on the NIHR Academy and the programmes available can be found here