The National Clinician Scientist Award

The National Clinician Scientist Award is a highly competitive scheme launched in 2001 following recommendations made in the Savill Report (2000).

The award provides personal support for outstanding clinical academics. You will be a potential leader in your chosen discipline with a successful research track record.

How can a National Clinician Scientist Award benefit you?

Clinical Scientist Awards are early/intermediate post-doctoral research training fellowships, which last for 5 years (on average).

Funded through external bodies such as the MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR, an award covers personal salary costs and often those of a research assistant. It also funds a research project or programme specific to your training pathway. It is not intended as a project grant.

Who is the Clinician Scientist Award for?

Suitable applicants must hold a PhD and National Training Number for clinical training. Occasionally, awards are made to Consultants and General Practitioners who hold higher degrees and can evidence continued research activity.

The award can also span the transition from Specialist Trainee to Consultant, or General Practitioner. It provides the security of an academic contract while allowing you to continue to undertake research.

How to apply?

For further information and to find out how to apply see the NIHR website, MRC website and the Wellcome website.