HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships
The HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) Scheme supports award holders to undertake Masters level academic training and to prepare an application for a doctoral level research training Fellowship whilst maintaining clinical practice.
The PCAF Structure
PCAFs are 2 year awards (or can be taken up part time over 30 or 40 months). Award holders split their time equally between clinical service and academic training.
- Up to 50% of the award holder’s salary
- Costs of a tailored training and development programme (as detailed in the application) comprising:
– £5,000 towards Masters level training
– £1,000 bursary for conference/meeting expenses; travel, subsistence and
– £1, 000 towards the cost of supervision and mentorship
In addition, where applicants are proposing the completion of a full Master’s degree as part of their training and development it is possible to request a supplement to cover the Masters course fee if over and above the £5,000 limit.
Further details of the ICA PCAF scheme (including full eligibility, the scope of funding, required employment arrangements and the assessment criteria) are available via “HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships: Information for Prospective Applicants”.
Applicants MUST ensure they are referring to the “Round 1 (2018) Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship Applicant Guidance Notes”, which will be published to accompany the Round 1 competition, when starting an application.
It is anticipated that the Round 1 PCAF Competition will launch in February 2018.