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BHF launches research fellowships for nurses and allied health professionals

Applications will open soon for schemes that support nurses and allied health professionals to lead research 


31 January 2019, by Siobhan Chan

Nurses at computer 

The BHF is creating new opportunities for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs) to lead research with the launch of two new fellowship schemes to support individuals to develop or strengthen their research careers.

Professor Christi Deaton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Cambridge, will be part of a panel of experts reviewing the applications.

“Nurses and allied health professionals make an important contribution to cardiovascular research with a focus on interventions to help patients manage their conditions, improve function, quality of life, experiences and other cardiovascular outcomes, and on organisation of services that will provide the support that patients and carers need,” she said.

“The fellowships are an incredible opportunity for nurses and AHPs to develop as cardiovascular research leaders, address questions of importance to patients, clinical care and practice, and support the BHF to ‘beat heartbreak forever’.”

The schemes are open to nurses, midwives and AHPs, including paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Queries on eligibility should be emailed to [email protected].

 

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Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the BHF, said: “Patient-facing research is at the heart of our strategy to deliver transformative bench-to-bedside research. We’re delighted to have worked with key stakeholders in the healthcare community to introduce these new research funding schemes for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

“We expect that these schemes will help to meet build capacity and leadership among this group of researchers and create new ways to help deliver benefits for patients with heart and circulatory diseases.”

Nurse-led research

There are two types of fellowship scheme available.

Research Training Fellowships for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals:

  • provide a foundation in research training in an established research institution in the UK
  • will lead to the award of a PhD
  • open to applicants with a Masters degree or equivalent
  • applications must be made by an established Principal Investigator

Find out how to apply for the Research Training Fellowships for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

 

Career Development Research Fellowships for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals:

  • provide a career opportunity in an established research institution in the UK
  • suitable for individuals with an established research record who intend to become leaders in academic nursing or AHP research
  • open to applicants with a PhD or equivalent taught professional or practitioner doctorate

Read about how to apply for the Career Development Research Fellowships for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals now.

 


The BHF will be running two calls for the two new fellowships each year. The first call has an application deadline of April 26 2019.

If you have any queries, contact the BHF’s Research team at [email protected].

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