National CAHPR Bulletin & Learning Opportunities – Autumn 2023

Sharing opportunities throughout the CAHPR community network

CAHPR learning

We are hosting a programme of online teaching sessions throughout 2023 and 2024.

Each webinar is hosted by one of our CAHPR Regional Hubs and is for everyone, from the research curious to the research champion! Please join us.

Forthcoming webinars

Disseminating your research – charting your progress, top tips to navigate peer review

CAHPR South Central hub is delighted to invite attendees to a two-session writing and dissemination event. This is part two of the course and we recommend you sign up for both to get the most out of the learning.

30th Nov, 13.30 – 16.30 Hosted by CAHPR South Central. Please register to join: Please see the flyer for more information.

Embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) into research: Considerations and practical advice.

This CAHPR South Yorkshire led webinar will provide an introduction to EDI considerations within a research context and use some ‘real world’ examples of where EDI has been embedded in research projects. This course will also give you a checklist of practical ways to embed EDI into your own research.

5th Dec 3023, 13.30 – 15.00. Hosted by CAHPR South Yorkshire. Please register to join:

Starting out in research: experiences of AHPs applying for their first research funding

This webinar will focus on the experiences of early career researchers securing their first funding and top tips on how to be successful. We will cover experiences from AHPs securing NIHR, PCAF, Wellcome Fellowships, Charities and Professional group funding.

23rd Jan 2024, 12.00 – 13.00 Hosted by CAHPR Midlands. Please register to join:

Rehabilitation in life-limiting conditions: Supporting people to live well.

On 30th Jan 2024 the Society for Research in Rehabilitation are hosting a conference.

A link to register can be found on the attached flyer (SRR Conference flyer). Abstract submissions are currently open and the link for this can be found at:

Other opportunities

NIHR Pre-Application Support Fund – Round 1

The NIHR Pre-Application Support Fund scheme opened on Tuesday 19th September.

The NIHR Pre-Application Support Fund provides extra support to those who need it to enhance their chances of making a successful application to an NIHR career development scheme in the future. Rather than part of a standard NIHR career pathway, the Pre-Application Support Fund is there for individuals who require additional support in order to prepare a competitive application. We particularly encourage applications from groups and professions under-represented within NIHR.

Applicants can request funding for up to 12 months to develop a competitive application for an NIHR career development scheme. This includes:

·  A contribution to the salary of the applicant to buy out the necessary time to prepare an application

·  Training and development, mentorship or supervisory costs specifically associated with developing an application, and

·  Other costs where the additional support required to submit an application extends beyond the categories outlined above.

Further information can be found on the funding post for the scheme here. Please note the first round closes at 13:00 on 30 November 2023.

We are currently undertaking Selection Committee recruitment for this and some of our other career development schemes. If you are interested in joining this or another NIHR Academy Selection Committee please complete the expression of interest form.

For further information please contact

NIHR Senior Clinical and Practitioner Research Award – Round 1

The Senior Clinical and Practitioner Research Award provides up to 5 years of funding for individuals at post-doctoral level to engage in research activities. The award will provide funding for between 20 and 50% protected time from within the individual’s current role to cover salary, training, and development. The award offers applicants flexibility in that they can propose a broad range of research activities to support their career development. The award is open to applications now. More information in the text link.

HEE/NIHR Post-Doctoral Bridging Programmes in the East Midlands

Application deadline 30 Nov 2023 (5pm)

The Universities of Nottingham is pleased to launch an additional call for a Post-Doctoral Bridging Award commencing February 2024. This programme is part of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Training Programme for non-medical healthcare professionals.

Calling all physiotherapists… Participate & Influence!

Colleagues at the University of Salford, Manchester are conducting a survey to understand current practices when assessing walking, in routine clinical settings. Please see the attached flyer on routine UK physiotherapy gait assessment practice and take part in the survey here.

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