Academic Clinical Fellowships

HCRI hosts Academic Clinical Fellows, including National Institute for Health and Research Fellowships which are specialty training posts that incorporate academic training. NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) spend 75% of their time undertaking specialist clinical training and 25% undertaking research or educationalist training.

NIHR ACF posts are only available to medically qualified candidates and are aimed at those who, at the early stages of their specialty training, show outstanding potential for a career in academic medicine or dentistry. The duration of an ACF is for a maximum of 3 years (4 years for GPs). During this time, alongside clinical training, ACFs will be able to develop their academic skills and be supported in preparing an application for a Research Training Fellowship (to undertake a higher research degree) or an application for a place on an educational programme (leading to a higher degree). ACFs spend one year at HCRI undertaking research or educationalist training.

NIHR ACF posts are recruited and managed regionally. In the North West you can apply via Health Education England’s Website. Clinicians can also undertake academic training via Foundation Programmes.

If you are an Academic Clinical Fellow, or are undertaking an Academic Foundation Programme, and you are interested in working with HCRI, then please contact