27 February 2023
The South West HEE-NIHR integrated clinical and practitioner academic (ICA) programme awards are now open for applications for Spring 2023.
The programme, funded by both the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE), is championed by higher education institution (HEI) and clinical academics across the South West. There are key contacts in HEIs across the region that you can contact for advice and support:
The programme is intended to increase research capacity to improve health and healthcare, by developing people with the potential and aspiration to become leading clinical academics and independent researchers in the future.
It is open to registered health and social care professionals including nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and other non-medical healthcare professionals with ICA approved regulatory bodies. The programme is suitable for clinicians and practitioners who wish to develop careers that combine research and research leadership along with continued practice and professional development.
These awards provide short-term support for those in the South West aspiring to develop a clinical academic career and apply for national awards. There are three levels of awards available:
Please refer to the guidance notes for further information about the awards and how to apply. The closing date and time for submission of applications is midday, Tuesday 16 May 2023. Applications should be submitted to SW.ICAP@nihr.ac.uk.
For any queries about the awards, please contact SW.ICAP@nihr.ac.uk.