Fellowship Application Day 2021 - Programme

09:15-09:20
Welcome and Introduction
Issy Reading, Director, NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central

9:20-09:50
The NIHR Fellowship Programme
Nicola Melody, NIHR Academy

09:50-10:10
‘Selling’ Your Fellowship Package to the NIHR
Sophie Hyndman, Deputy Director, NIHR RDS South Central

10:10-10:30
‘Project’: What Makes a Good Fellowship Project?
Dean Phillips, Senior Research Adviser, NIHR RDS South Central

10:30-10:45
Comfort break

10:45-11:05
‘Education’: What Makes a Good Training and Development Plan?
Mary Boulton, Senior Methodologist, RDS South Central

11:05-11:30
‘Person’, ‘Environment’, ‘Supervision’: What Makes a Good Applicant, Host Organisation and Supervisory Team
Sophie Hyndman

11:30-11:45
Comfort break

11:45-12:05
Experiences and Tips from Successful Applicants
Four Parallel Sessions:

  • Academic Doctoral Research Fellowships (Raha West, recently awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship)
  • Academic Advanced Fellowships (Kathleen Vancleef, recently awarded an NIHR Advanced Fellowship)
  • Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships (Jody Ede, HEE-NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Clinical Lectureship (Georgios Ntentas, NIHR Clinical Lecturer & Senior Radiotherapy Physicist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust)

12:05-12:25
What NIHR Fellowship Panels Look for in Applications
Four Parallel Sessions:

  • Academic Doctoral Research Fellowships (Gordon Taylor, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Exeter, Director of RDS SW, & Deputy Chair, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Selection Committee
  • Academic Advanced Fellowships (Cathy Creswell, NIHR Research Professor, University of Oxford & NIHR Advanced Fellowship Selection Committee)
  • Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships (Ruth Endacott, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, NIHR, & Clinical Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee)
  • Clinical Lectureship (Maria Stokes, Professor of Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation, University of Southampton, & HEE-NIHR Clinical Lectureship & Senior Clinical Lectureship Selection Committee)

12:25-12:45
Q&A Panel:
Cathy Creswell, Ruth Endacott, Nicola Melody, Georgios Ntentas, Maria Stokes, Kathleen Vancleef, Raha West

12:45-13:10
PPI and Plain English
Paul Hewitson, Oxford PPI Manager, NIHR RDS South Central

13:10-13:20
Next steps & how the RDS can help
Issy Reading

13:20-14:00
Lunch break

14:00 onwards
One-to-One sessions with RDS advisers to discuss projects (pre-arranged)