King's College London announces process for NIHR research professorships

King's College London has announced the process for staff to apply for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship. 

IoPPN buildingThese prestigious awards are for senior individuals at consultant grade (or equivalent), typically on the cusp of promotion to professor but not yet an established leader in their field.

The Research Professorship provides salary, career development opportunities and research expenses for five years (£1.5-2m). 

Previous awaredees at King's College London include Prof Louise Howard (2013), Prof Lucy Chappell (2015), Prof Sally Barrington (2017) and Prof Richard Emsley (2019).

King's College London will submit two applications to the main competition (with at least one female nominee), and one application to global health.  

Applicants should read the below criteria and if applicable, submit a brief CV and two-page summary of future research and leadership plans to Clarissa Edwards (Research Development Manager, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience) by 4 October 2019.

Criteria and further information

  • The expression of interest should be one PDF document

  • Applicants should bear in mind that this is a personal award, not a five-year programme grant

  • Applications should therefore clearly demonstrate:

    1. Their leadership role and research vision

    2. Their plan for how the award would be transformative to their career

    3. The potential for benefitting patients and public within five years of the award

  • Expressions of interest will be acknowledged w/c 7 October 2019, please contact Clarissa if you do not receive this by the Friday as your application may have gone astray.

Further information

  • The deadline for the “phase 1” application to NIHR is normally the last week in November

  • Only applications invited after triage will be allowed to submit to the External funder

  • NIHR supports clinical and applied health research, including social care

  • The proposed research should be in the field of experimental medicine, public health medicine, health services research or methodological

  • The research can involve: patients; samples or data from patients; people who are not patients; populations; health technology assessment; or health services research

  • The NIHR does not support basic research or work involving animals or their tissue.

Applicants should:

  • Be health researchers and methodologists

  • Be at consultant grade or equivalent, and be at an early career stage having spent no more than five years at their current level of seniority at the time of application

  • Have an outstanding research record of clinical and applied health research and its effective translation for improved

  • Not be established leaders (applicants who are already Professors would need a very clear justification as to what benefit this award would bring to their upward career trajectory and how it would change their potential to be a leader in their field)

  • The proposal must have clear potential for benefitting patients and public, typically within five years.

Read more about the NIHR Research Professorships on the NIHR website.