Applications are now open.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 August 2015.

The CLAHRC fellowship is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers, who would like to work at the interface of research and practice, and develop an understanding of the research environment. The focus within the fellowship programme is on applied health research and evaluation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care.

Fifty seven CLAHRC fellowships have been awarded since 2011. All of our fellows have come from a wide range of backgrounds, for example – consultant psychiatrists, NHS managers, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, public health practitioners, GPs and paramedics. Our fellows are funded by the CLAHRC for one day a week for one year to do a research project under the supervision of one of the CLAHRC’s senior investigators. This can be a specific project chosen by the fellow or can be a project within one of our CLAHRC research themes. In addition to doing the research project, the fellows will attend a programme of half-day workshops that will cover research methodologies, service redesign and change management, as well attend an action learning set (ALS) which will provide them with practical support.

Applicants must be able to obtain permission for protected CLAHRC time for research, workshops and ALS sessions from their employer should they be successful. The key aim of the fellowship is to make the experience valuable to the individual fellow and their employing organisation.

The fellowship experience offers:

  • Knowledge of research evidence and research methodology;
  • Use of research, data and information with greater confidence;
  • The capacity to use a systems approach to healthcare;
  • Skills needed for the introduction and management of change;
  • Collaborative working relationships and learning from diverse healthcare settings.

NIHR CLAHRC East of England reaches throughout the East of England with new and extended collaborations that harness the strengths of the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire. CLAHRC EoE has a research focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in complex health systems, while retaining a population health view. Our research themes are dementia, frailty and end of life care; enduring disability and disadvantage; patient safety, health economics, patient and public involvement, and innovation and evaluation.

We welcome applicants from all health and social care backgrounds with an interest in applied health research, currently employed in the NHS or local government in the East of England, and in a current role where there is potential for service change. Applications are also open to the 3rd sector, including the voluntary sector and industry, within a context of developing a collaborative healthcare partnership.

Applications will be shortlisted for interviews to be held on 30 September 2015.

Guidance on how to apply and application forms can be found here.

List of possible Fellowship projects can be found here.

Further information on the CLAHRC fellowship can be found here.

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