The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Established Research and Leadership Opportunities

If you are an established research leader, with a strong track record of obtaining research funding and you are seeking funding to support your career progression to the next stage, there are different schemes that can provide funding for professorships and senior investigator positions.

The NIHR, Wellcome and Medical Research Council schemes available are highlighted below. For details of eligibility, duration and costs included, please click on the relevant scheme.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Research and innovation department have a dedicated team to support the research funding application process. Further information about where to begin with the funding application process, and study set up please contact leedsth-tr.researchfundingopps@nhs.net

 

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

NIHR Visiting Speaker Award (VSA)

Key information

NIHR Academy Members based in the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR Schools who are fully or partly funded can apply for the NIHR VSA for up to £300 to support the costs of presenting their work in another NIHR Infrastructure centre or NIHR School.

NIHR Research Professorship

This scheme is open to all professions and all Higher Education Institutions (HEI), in partnership with NHS organisations, based in England only, to nominate health researchers and methodologists with an outstanding research record of clinical and applied health research and its effective translation for improved health. The nominating (lead) organisation must be a HEI.

A maximum of two nominations will be permitted per HEI for the NIHR Research Professorships.

The following conditions apply:

Where two nominees are put forward for consideration for the NIHR Research Professorship, at least one of these must be female;

Where only one nominee is put forward for consideration for the NIHR Research Professorship, this could be male or female.

Open to: Medical, non-medical and other healthcare professionals.

Launch date: September annually.

Currently closed.

NIHR Global Health Research Professorship

A maximum of one nomination will be permitted per HEI for the NIHR Global Health Research Professorships.

The NIHR Global Health Research Professorship nomination must be for a candidate undertaking research which aims to specifically and primarily benefit individuals in countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) list.

The following conditions apply:

Where only one nominee is put forward for consideration for the NIHR Global Health Research Professorship, this could be either male or female.

NIHR Global Health Research Professorship nominees will be required to have existing strong collaborations or links with collaborators or partners in institutions in countries on the OECD DAC list and that the award should plan to strengthen these/support training and capacity development/mentorship in these partners.

Open to: Medical, non-medical and other healthcare professionals.

Launch date: September annually.

Currently closed.

NIHR Senior Investigators

NIHR Senior Investigator competitions are managed by the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.

Our Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR research community. Collectively, Senior Investigators constitute the NIHR College of Senior Investigators, and are members of the NIHR Academy.

Open to: Medical, non-medical and other healthcare professionals.

Launch date: June annually.

 

Wellcome

Discovery Awards

This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Open to: researchers who are ready to pursue and lead bold and creative research ideas.

Deadline: 26th July 2022

 

Medical Research Council

Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Transition to Leadership

The SNCF supports researchers with a track record of effectively leading their own independent research to make the transition to research leadership and become an internationally recognised leader in their field.

Open to: You can apply for a Senior Research Fellowship if you're already leading your own independent research programme.

Launch date: 25th February 2022.

Closing date: 20th April 2022.

 

All MRC applications must be completed via the Je-s system. 

 

Future dates can be found on the Medical Research Council Application Timelines page.

 

 

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