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NIHR Academy launches new support for students

The NIHR Academy has recently announced two new schemes to help give students an insight into research careers within health care, social work and public health.

INSIGHT: Inspiring Students into Research

The INSIGHT: Inspiring Students into Research scheme aims to attract students in registered healthcare, social work and public health professions (not including doctors and dentists) into the full range of research careers. The scheme will fund institutionally-led programmes across 12 regions in England and institutions will be able to apply for three years of funding to deliver: 

  • Innovative engagement programmes that showcase and attract people into the full range of research careers, including careers that combine research and practice.
  • Research Masters Studentships that provide valuable training for individuals who may have had limited exposure to real world research during their training to date. 

Applications for the INSIGHT programme opened on Thursday 15 June 2023. Further details about the scheme can be found on the NIHR Funding Opportunities page.

NIHR Undergraduate Internship Programme

The NIHR Undergraduate Internship Programme will provide funding for established researchers to host students for 6-8 week paid placements. Students can complete their placement during their undergraduate studies, but will need to be undertaking a relevant course in an eligible subject. The first round of the programme will offer internships to those who have an interest in or are studying in:

  • nursing
  • midwifery 
  • social care 
  • research methodology 
  • public health 
  • data science 
  • pharmacy, or 
  • healthcare science.

The NIHR Undergraduate Internship Programme is due to launch in Autumn 2023 and further details about the scheme will be available on the NIHR website in due course.

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 16:58:57 BST