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*** Applications now open ***

1. CSO NRS Career Researcher Fellowships

Open for applications - deadline Wednesday 11th November 2020

https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/personal-awards-initiative/nrs-career-researcher-fellowships/

The NRS Career Researcher scheme was launched in 2011 to support General Practitioners and NHS-funded clinical staff in developing a research career within their NHS post. This includes - qualified doctors, nurses, AHPs, pharmacists, biomedical/clinical scientists, public health specialists and psychologists.

The award provides funding for protected time (2 sessions) to contribute to, conduct and lead clinical research. The aim is to strengthen the research culture in the NHS and to increasing capacity in areas that are either aligned to research excellence either locally or nationally or areas where the potential exists to develop research excellence.

CSO allocates £12.7m per annum to Boards through its NRS Researcher Support budget to meet the time of staff conducting research. If you are currently doing research but you don’t have support for these sessions you should be applying directly to your R&D office for funding under the Researcher Support strand.

If you would like to discuss further please contact Erica Packard (erica.packard@ggc.scot.nhs.uk), Mental Health Research Manager. 

2. Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3

Open for applications - deadline Thursday 29th October 2020

https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/clinical-academic-research-partnerships/clinical-academic-research-partnerships-round-3-pre-call-announcement/

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both  the clinical and research communities MRC is making this pre-call announcement to enable those wishing to apply to the scheme greater time to develop partnerships and their application.

Who is eligible?:

The scheme is open to clinical staff at consultant level or equivalent with a PhD, or MD (or equivalent postgraduate qualification) who are not undertaking any substantive research activity but, wish to develop their research interests through collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical and health researchers.

Applicants should be a member of NHS staff, staff contracted to the NHS or working in the care sector or public health. This includes, but is not exclusive to doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, allied health professions, healthcare scientists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, registered public health practitioners and others, in either primary care, secondary care, community care or public health.

Within their current posts, applicants should not be currently undertaking any substantive research activity. It is expected that most applicants will have less than one PA of research time in their current job plan. Proposals from applicants with more than one research PA are welcome, but they should ensure the added-value of the award is articulated, for example to support them in working in new environments or with new research partners.

If you have any queries relating to the submission process please contact Erica Packard (erica.packard@ggc.scot.nhs.uk), Mental Health Research Manager. 

CSO Clinical Academic Fellowships

Open to individuals training in medicine (all disciplines) or dentistry, whether in primary or secondary care. See below for details on the next round of applications.

https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/personal-awards-initiative/clinical-academic-fellowships/

Elizabeth Cassen Trust (Occupational Therapy)

The Elizabeth Casson Trust offer continuing professional development grants; applications welcomed from qualified occupational therapists in the UK. See link below for more information.

https://elizabethcasson.org.uk/cpd-funding-opportunities/

Florence Nightingale Foundation

The Florence Nightingale Foundation aims to pioneer change and improvements in patient and health outcomes, through nursing and midwifery clinical and research leadership, honouring Florence Nightingale’s legacy.  It provides travel and research scholarships.

https://florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk/

Joint NES/CSO Postdoctoral Clinical Lectureships

Postdoctoral Clinical Lectureship positions are designed to provide an opportunity for research time for medical doctors who have completed a research degree (PhD or MD) and are currently working towards the completion of speciality training. See below for applications details.

https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/personal-awards-initiative/cso-nes-scl/

MRC Fellowships

Please see link below for details on the fellowships offered by the Medical Research Council.

https://mrc.ukri.org/skills-careers/fellowships/guidance-for-fellowship-applicants/

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3 - deadline Thursday 29th October 2020

https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/clinical-academic-research-partnerships/clinical-academic-research-partnerships-round-3-pre-call-announcement/

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both  the clinical and research communities MRC is making this pre-call announcement to enable those wishing to apply to the scheme greater time to develop partnerships and their application.

Who is eligible?:

The scheme is open to clinical staff at consultant level or equivalent with a PhD, or MD (or equivalent postgraduate qualification) who are not undertaking any substantive research activity but, wish to develop their research interests through collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical and health researchers.

Applicants should be a member of NHS staff, staff contracted to the NHS or working in the care sector or public health. This includes, but is not exclusive to doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, allied health professions, healthcare scientists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, registered public health practitioners and others, in either primary care, secondary care, community care or public health.

Within their current posts, applicants should not be currently undertaking any substantive research activity. It is expected that most applicants will have less than one PA of research time in their current job plan. Proposals from applicants with more than one research PA are welcome, but they should ensure the added-value of the award is articulated, for example to support them in working in new environments or with new research partners.

If you have any queries relating to the submission process please contact Erica Packard (erica.packard@ggc.scot.nhs.uk), Mental Health Research Manager. 

NHSGGC Staff Bursary Scheme

Applications for 2020 should open early next year with a closing date around May 2020.

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/learning-education-and-training/staff-bursary-scheme/

NRS Career Researcher Fellowships

The application process for the next round of fellowships is now open, deadline Wednesday 11th November 2020. Please contact Dr Erica Packard (erica.packard@ggc.scot.nhs.uk), NHSGGC Mental Health Research Manager, to discuss.

https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/personal-awards-initiative/nrs-career-researcher-fellowships/

The NRS Career Researcher scheme was launched in 2011 to support General Practitioners and NHS-funded clinical staff in developing a research career within their NHS post. This includes - qualified doctors, nurses, AHPs, pharmacists, biomedical/clinical scientists, public health specialists and psychologists.

The award provides funding for protected time (2 sessions) to contribute to, conduct and lead clinical research. The aim is to strengthen the research culture in the NHS and to increasing capacity in areas that are either aligned to research excellence either locally or nationally or areas where the potential exists to develop research excellence.

CSO allocates £12.7m per annum to Boards through its NRS Researcher Support budget to meet the time of staff conducting research. If you are currently doing research but you don’t have support for these sessions you should be applying directly to your R&D office for funding under the Researcher Support strand.

Wellcome funding for careers in research

Click below for an overview of the funding schemes available from Wellcome from undergraduate through to postdoctoral level and beyond.

https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/research-careers/schemes-that-support-careers-in-research

Funding for CPD and Clinical Training

Due to COVID 19 and the challenges of clinical training being delivered in their usual formats, there is an opportunity for teams or individuals to apply for funding for clinical training.

Results from the recent clinical training needs survey identified the following as areas of priority: Physical Health Care Skills, e.g. Diabetes Care, Disease Management, Leadership, Research Skills, Management Skills, Attachment and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Training should where possible be evidence and meet a service need, e.g. 5 year Mental Health Strategy.

Training needs to be paid for before March 2021 and cannot be guaranteed for future courses or years of study.

If you wish to apply for funding, please complete the application form which can be found at this link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=veDvEDCgykuAnLXmdF5Jmg3byNi8faJMutlk558GmGZUMFZGMkpTNTJXVUdVV1YwNjJEUDQ4Qk9HVS4u

Your line manager should also send an email to  Madge.Edelsten@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to indicate support for your bid. All forms must be completed by the closing date of Friday 30th October at 5pm.

If you have any queries please also direct these to Madge.Edelsten@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Examples of training you or your team may wish to apply for:

An expert in a particular field to deliver a MS Teams workshop to a group of MDT staff in your area, e.g. in trauma based approaches, rehabilitation in mental health.

Funding for yourself for an online module to increase understanding of a particular physical health condition e.g. diabetes with a course like the one in the link below.

Funding for a degree or post graduate programme or virtual conference attendance related to a service area or development.

Below you will find University of West of Scotland modules accessible for Trimester 2 (starting January) and 3

Module

Description/ contact person  firstname.secondname@uws.ac.uk

level

Trimester

Therapeutic skills for mental health

Introduction to cognitive behavioural theories and interventions.  Introduction to family therapy approaches. Mark Gillespie

11

2

Education for mental health

Introduction to pedagogy related to mental health workforce.  Includes use of learning outcomes and development of teaching. Mark Gillespie

11

2

Leadership for mental health

Introduction to leadership theory and practice as related to current mental health service delivery Mark Gillespie

11

2

The supervisory process

Introduction to theories of clinical supervision includes contracting, supervision models, evaluation of supervision, different modes of supervision. Mark Gillespie

11

3

Critical Research Appraisal

 

Elaine Stevens

Jo Oliver

9

2

Therapeutic Communication

 

Elaine Stevens

9

2

Pain Management

 

Laura Mackenzie

9

2

Infection Control in Practice

 

Claire Chalmers

9

2

Tissue Viability

 

Jane Munro

9

2

Critical Research Appraisal

Elaine Stevens

9

3

An Introduction to Palliative Care

Moira Dale

9

3

Supporting People Facing Loss

Elaine Stevens

9

3

Essentials of dementia care

Elaine Stevens

9

3

 

A link to University of West of Scotland post graduate programme

https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-course-search/

A link to Glasgow University post graduate programme https://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/browsebysubjectarea/

A link to Glasgow Caledonian University https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/

GCU also have a short course at M level that leads to a Post Experience Certificate called PEC in Diabetes Care. The module is Diabetes Care – a Multi Professional Approach. It is designed for all registered Health Care Professionals.

Examples of other training types that you may wish to explore

Diabetes training:  https://store.educationforhealth.org/catalog?pagename=Diabetes

Compassion Focussed training https://www.apt.ac/compassion-focused-therapy-training.html

Leadership: https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/professional-services/leadership-programmes

Time Management: http://www.prioritymanagement.com/training_programs/index.php