There are many different routes that lead to an academic career and that allow you to combined practice with academia. Try to speak to someone in your organisation or reach out to the specialty lead in your area - see our Getting Connected section.
Explore the NIHR Academy
The NIHR Academy supports a vibrant community of health and social care researchers from different professions, backgrounds and research interests. There are over 4,000 members including doctors and dentists, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, social care workers and public health professionals. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, within local authorities and in community settings.
NIHR research career development
There are lots of ways to develop your academic career. For an oversight of these opportunities, from pre-doctoral through to doctoral, post-doctoral, chair and senior investigator, take a look at what NIHR research career development opportunities are available.
Funding for an academic career
There is a wide range of NIHR training and career development awards available for people at different levels of experience and different professional backgrounds. You can find out what funding is currently open for application via NIHR career development.
Training and resources from regional partners
Many organisations in the North East and North Cumbria offer support to those who wish to pursue an academic career in health and care research. Here are some more links you may wish to explore along with our local universities:
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