#NIHR Call for Members of Programme Grants for Applied Research Sub-Panels

Call for Members of Programme Grants for Applied Research Sub-Panels

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is seeking to appoint new members to serve on Programme Grants for Applied Research sub-panels that consider researcher-led proposals to the programme.

We would welcome applications from methodologists with a strong track record in applied health research who wish to contribute to the assessment of research proposals.

For further details, including a full description of membership opportunities and the application process, visit http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/selection-panel-opportunities_2.htm

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 23 November 2015


Positions are available across the fixed sub-panels in the following categories:

  1. Health Economics
  2. Statistics
  3. Social Sciences/Qualitative Science Methods
  4. Health Psychology/Behavioural Science
  5. General Applied Health Research

Candidate Profile

Sub-panel members are expected to be recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in applied health research corresponding to the vacancies described above.

Successful candidates will have significant experience in applied health research as demonstrated through publications, research funding, impact of research on patients and the NHS, and other measures of peer esteem.

We do advise applicants to have permission and support from their host institution prior to applying.


Tenure is for 4 years with a review after two meetings. Although membership to sub-panels is fixed, members may be asked to assist other sub-panels if unable to attend their own meeting and/or supply written comments about the applications under consideration, particularly in the event where it is not possible to attend any of the sub-panel meetings for a given competition.

Extensions may be made for an additional two years up to a maximum of six years at the discretion of the Programme Director. Reapplication for membership is only permissible after a two-year period has elapsed.

Sub-panels convene three times a year in London during early November, late February/early March and early July and a meeting lasts for a whole day. Sub-panel members are expected to serve on all sub-panel meetings that occur during a standard four-year term of office. There is no remuneration but travel expenses are reimbursed and overnight accommodation is paid for.

How to Apply?

Please click here to obtain an application form.  Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to programme.grants@nihr.ac.uk by 23 November 2015 quoting
‘Sub-panel recruitment SP/001/2015 in the subject line.

Decisions on membership will be made in December 2015.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please e-mail programme.grants@nihr.ac.uk or call 020 8843 8045.

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