The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) has launched its second round of Individual Development Awards (IDAs), to help support individuals to build their research careers across the region.

All Awards need to closely align with one or more of the ARC KSS research themes and will be allocated to applicants that can demonstrate a clear path in their career development, as well as evidence of how this award will help them towards their research goals.

In return, ARC KSS will provide a bespoke programme of support to successful applicants, including academic and/ or a health or social care professional mentor.

The two IDA opportunities currently available are:

1 - The SpringBoard Awards – aimed at health or social care professionals (including social work and public health), employed by an ARC KSS member organisation. The awards provide either £1000 or £5000 to undertake activities aimed at developing research skills. The activities that will be funded can be found in our full Remit document (link below)

Closing date: 10 September 2021 at 5pm.

2 - Investment in future research leaders Award – aimed at employees of an ARC KSS member organisation including health, public health, social care or social work professionals or individuals in academic posts. These awards will enable the individual to undertake their first small scale project as lead. More details of eligible activities can be found in the full Remit document.

Closing date: 31 October at 5pm.

Download further information, including:

  • ARC KSS Call remit
  • ARC KSS Individual Development Awards – guidance notes
  • ARC KSS Individual Development Awards 2021 SpringBoard Award application form
  • ARC KSS Individuals Development Awards 2021 Future Research Leaders application form.
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