Research Internships 2017 (Round 2)

We are pleased to invite expressions of interest for the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC) Research Internships 2017 (Round 2).

The internships are designed to support individuals within our partner organisations to undertake a small research project under the supervision of experienced researchers from either the University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University or the University of Liverpool. 

All research projects must align with a CLAHRC NWC theme and focus on addressing health inequalities.  

In this round, we invite expressions of interest for small research projects based on:

  • An existing NIHR CLAHRC NWC project                                                     
  • Evidence Synthesis –relevant to an existing theme or project
  • Fellowship Application –relevant to an existing theme or project
  • Evaluation of research capacity building within CLAHRC NWC.

Further information on existing CLAHRC NWC projects within each theme can be found on the website:   To express an interest and find out more about research projects available, please contact Joanna Harrison, Research Capacity Delivery Manager


The internships are open to individuals within our partner organisations who have an interest in research, wish to learn or develop skills and expertise in research or wish to pursue research further (e.g. preparation for fellowship applications).  Individuals with research skills at all levels will be considered.

Interns will be expected to dedicate one day a week to their research project for a period of up to one year.  Salary back-fill (a single payment of £6000) will be provided to the intern’s employing organisation to assist with time release.  During this time, interns will receive supervisory support at the appropriate University and formal training sessions at the University of Central Lancashire, covering the steps required to undertake research.  Interns will also have the benefit of working alongside other interns throughout the programme.  A £500 budget for research costs incurred during the internship is also available. 

Applicants for the internship programme do not require any formal research training.  However, they will require a strong interest in research, commitment to the programme (including presentation of their work at the end of the year), full managerial support, ability to attend the appropriate University for supervisory meetings and a willingness to attend the University of Central Lancashire for training sessions.

Expressions of interest should be received by Monday 24th April 2017.






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