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NIHR Local Authority Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration

  Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 | Funding Deadline

The LA SPARC scheme supports individuals working in local authority settings and NIHR Academy members to design and apply for funds to undertake short placements allowing them to move between NIHR and Local Authority settings in either direction.

Individuals can apply to the LA SPARC scheme for up to £15,000 to undertake a bespoke short placement/taster opportunity. Applications are short/light-touch and will be assessed in open competition.

The scheme supports:

  • Individuals based in a local authority setting who would like to undertake a short placement/taster opportunity in a part of the NIHR/academia.
  • NIHR Academy members supported in the NIHR Infrastructure, a HPRU or an NIHR School who would like to undertake a short placement in a local authority/local authority commissioned service setting.


Deadline for proposals: 25 November 2021

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