NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement (DSE) Award


The fourth round of the Development and Skills Enhancement Award is now open and will close on the 31st July 2020. This post-doctoral opportunity is available to NIHR Academy members, and is open three times a year. The NIHR is particularly keen to see applications from people wishing to develop skills and experience in the following three areas: 

  • Entrepreneurship and working with industry
  • Health Data Science
  • Clinical Trials

This award may be of interest to an NIHR Academy member who has recently completed, or will soon complete, a funding award. It supports gaining specific skills and experience for the next phase of research career and making an applicant more competitive in the next funding application. The award will cover salary for the duration of the award, in addition to training and development costs up to £5,000, conference costs up to £1,000 and mentorship costs up to £1,000. Full Economic Costs will not be covered for this level of award.

More information is available at the NIHR website