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NIHR Local Authority Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration Round 1 (Pilot)

  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. This may appeal to those who are interested in enhancing their careers, in experiencing research from a different perspective or in taking the next step in developing a practice academic career
  • 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. This may appeal to individuals who want to work alongside service commissioners and providers to hear the issues and challenges being faced at the local level, to share knowledge and experience to shape their future research or to develop possible collaborations and joint ways of working.

Deadline 25th November

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