Article 19.01.2021

Health Education England (HEE) for the East of England is funding 2 Post-Doctoral Bridging Awards starting in 2021

Have you recently completed or are you about to submit your PhD? 

Are you a nurse, midwife, allied health or other non-medical health professional working in the East of England? 

Are you aspiring to develop your career further as a post-doctoral clinical academic? 

For those with a PhD who wish to develop careers that combine both clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development. The Post-Doctoral Bridging award is designed to support those intending to apply for the NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship Scheme or an equivalent opportunity that is relevant to their clinical academic career development. 

It offers a grant of up to £14,000 to support an applicant to spend time (up to a maximum of 12 months) developing a funding application including costs of: 

• visiting other research institutes 

• building research collaborations 

• attending and presenting at conferences 

• writing up research publications (including open access fees) 

• developing training and leadership skills 

• undertaking patient and public involvement work  

• salary support/backfill for the applicant.  

Application Forms and guidance available here or go to 

Closing date for applications: 21stMarch 2021 

Interview Date: 14th May 2021 (via Zoom) 

Start date: flexible between 1st July and 1st November 2021  


(Pre-Masters Internships and Pre-Doctoral Bridging applications will open on 15th March 2021)