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BHP Clinical Academic Research Partnerships

Birmingham Health Partners Clinical Academic Research Partnerships

Are you a clinically qualified healthcare professional who would like to increase your research skills and experience?

Birmingham Health Partners – in partnership with the Metchley Park Medical Society – is pleased to announce a new post-doctoral fellowship programme for clinically qualified staff who have completed training (medical consultants and non-medical staff with a PhD or MD) who currently do not have time allocated within their job plans for research.


What the fellowship will offer:

– A new flexible route to re-engage and develop your research interests through collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical and health researchers within BHP, facilitated by the University of Birmingham.

– Salary funding for two programmed activities (PAs) – or 8 hours per week – of research time in your current job for a two-year period.

– Protected research time.

– Access to infrastructure and expertise associated with a range of prestigious awards, including the CRUK Birmingham Centre and NIHR Clinical Research Facility.

– A bursary of up to £5k for consumables/additional training to undertake the project.


Who can apply?

You can apply if you are a member of NHS staff within the BHP NHS Trusts. Click here to view the BHP NHS Trust partner organisations (links to external site).

This includes, but is not limited to:

– Doctors

– Dentists

– Nurses

– Midwives

– Allied health professions

– Healthcare scientists

– Pharmacists

– Clinical psychologists

– Registered public health practitioners

– Others, in either primary care, secondary care, community care or public health.

– Are working at consultant level if medical or at least band 7 if non-medical – You should be working at a senior level with specialised knowledge and demonstrable capacity for professional independence and leadership

– Hold a PhD or MD

– We expect you will have less than one programmed activity (PA) of funded research time in your current job plan or 0.5 days protected research time in your job description if non-medical


Funding available

Awards will provide salary funding for two programmed activities (PAs), or 8 hours per week, of research time in your current job.

Awards will be for a two-year period. Each award will support 20% of the applicant’s basic salary to support two PAs (or 8 hours per week) of protected research time.

In addition, a bursary of up to £5k will be available for consumables or additional training to undertake the project. No additional support for salaries or other costs may be requested.


Further information

For full details of the fellowships including how to apply, please visit the webpage at Clinical Academic Research Partnerships – Birmingham Health Partners (links to external site).


The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 27th January 2023.