RCoA and NIHR Research Awards 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for three awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and anaesthetists in training) who are making outstanding contributions to clinical research, particularly in relation to NIHR CRN portfolio research studies.

Applicants must be NHS clinicians (clinical academics are not eligible) and must be a fellow or member of the College. Clinicians can enter under one of three categories: consultant (including SAS doctors), anaesthetists in training (individual) and the anaesthetists in training network category.

Applicants are required to outline their contribution to the leadership of several NIHR Clinical Research Network portfolio studies with particular focus in the following areas:

  • how they demonstrate clinical leadership, enabling their organisation to increase its participation in clinical studies
  • how they engaged with patients to inform them of new opportunities to participate in clinical research
  • their contribution to the successful delivery of clinical research studies.

Each award carries a £1,000 prize. Complete this short application form to apply. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

The awards will be presented during a prestigious College dinner planned for May 2019 (date TBC). The College will confirm the date of the ceremony as soon as possible, and provide complimentary places to award winners to attend the event. Travel arrangements will be provided by the NIHR.

For an application form and further information on criteria please visit the website.

08 January 2019