The NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is a clinical specialty training post in medicine that incorporates academic training. The NIHR has allocated funding for 235 ACFs for recruitment in 2021/22, through the Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.
The post has a standard duration of 3 years (up to 4 years for GPs). As an NIHR ACF you will have access to Masters-level research training to develop academic skills and spend 25% of your time in research or educationalist training. In 2021, 94 of the 235 ACFs have programmes of research aligned with NIHR IAT Priority Research Themes. The research areas for the remaining NIHR ACF posts will be based on local expertise and the applicant’s individual interests.
Full details, including the eligibility criteria for the NIHR ACF, are available in the 2021 Academic Clinical Fellowship (Medical) Guidance Document.
The 2021 ACFs are available from 01 October 2020, with award starting dates between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.
Candidates for NIHR ACFs apply via the online application system Oriel, not the NIHR, because recruitment is managed by Health Education England (HEE) Local Offices.
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