Pre-Doctoral Bridging Award

Applications now open.

Closing Date: 19th August 2022

The pre-doctoral bridging scheme award is for those who have completed a Masters level qualification (or evidence of postgraduate study at level 7) and are looking to further their clinical academic career through doctoral level study and is designed to support those wishing to apply for the HEE ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship or equivalent.  These awards are free to successful applicants and offer protected study time over 6 months along with formal training and support.

The award includes;

  • Protected time release for upto 50% of the applicant’s contracted NHS hours.
  • Upto 3 full day workshops to develop skills in fellowship application development.
  • A grant of £10,000 to the applicant’s employing NHS Trust towards the cost of salary backfill costs, training modules, travel expenses.

For specific enquiries regarding the Pre-doctoral Bridging Scheme please contact Jo Simpson.

Download your application form, guidance notes and employer/manager guidance

For examples of how the ICA programme has transformed healthcare please download the AUKUH report here.