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2016/17 East Midlands Clinical Scholars Bronze & Silver Awards

Alison Booth
Alison Booth, Lead Clinical Trials Nurse, Derby

Aspiring Clinical Academics

The Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham are pleased to launch the 2016/17 East Midlands Clinical Scholars Bronze and Silver Awards.

Are you an NHS Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health Professional, Health Visitor, Healthcare Scientist, Chiropractor, Pharmacy Professional, Optometrist, Osteopath, Optician, Wider Dental Team Member, Operating Department Practitioner, Non-Medical Public Health Specialty Trainee or Clinical Psychologist, registered in the East Midlands?


Alison Booth who is a Lead Clinical Trials nurse in the Derby R&D department, has previously been a successful applicant in one of the two categories of HEEM Clinical Scholars awards as detailed below.  She was delighted to find that she had been accepted to the Clinical Silver Award and stated that it was a really wonderful opportunity. 


Clinical Bronze Award

Suitable for registered NHS staff without postgraduate qualifications or formal training in research. This award supports clinicians to go on to apply for a research Master’s programme.

The Bronze award will be available for up to 12 places to join the programme in 2016/17.


Successful applicants to the HEEM Clinical Scholars Bronze Award will have:

 The Clinical Scholar’s ability to compete successfully for the next stage of the Clinical Academic Pathway, such as the Masters in Research (MRes)

  • a structured educational programme
  • 48 days duration; start date November 2016. Besides a small number of mandatory education days and Action Learning Sets, these days can be taken flexibly over the course of 6 months in agreement with the Clinical Scholar’s organisation and academic mentor
  • Participation in facilitated Action Learning Sets

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this opportunity please contact: Dr Ros Kane (rkane@lincoln.ac.uk) or Ian McGonagle (imcgonagle@lincoln.ac.uk) Tel: 01522 837739
More information can be found at: http://mhred.lincoln.ac.uk


Clinical Silver Award

Have you completed a Masters or equivalent postgraduate qualification and are looking to further develop a clinical academic career?

Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) are excited to offer up to 5 places to join the Clinical Scholar Silver Award in 2016/17.


Successful applicants to the HEEM Clinical Scholars Silver Award Holders will have:

  • Protected funded time (48 days over 12 months) to develop a PhD proposal and develop clinical academic networks necessary to supporting a clinical academic career.
  • An individualised training and development plan based on identified needs.
  • A HEEM approved research Mentor to support proposal development, facilitate high quality learning opportunities and access to research professionals.
  • An identified clinical mentor in the chosen topic area to lend profession specific expertise.

If you would like to talk to someone to discuss this opportunity please contact: Dr Kate Radford (kate.radford@nottingham.ac.uk) Tel: 0115 8230226

More information can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clinicalscholar/index.aspx


Application Deadline: 22nd July 2016 Interviews: 8th September 2016


Start Date: November 2016


If you are interested in applying for this prestigious and competitive award please complete the attached application form and email to the scheme administrator patricia.dziunka@nottingham.ac.uk


Bronze Award: http://mhred.lincoln.ac.uk

Silver Award: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clinicalscholar/index.aspx