The scheme is open to staff in NHS Wales, or staff contracted to NHS Wales (such as doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and clinical scientists) in primary, secondary or community care or public health.
It aims to build research capacity and capability in the NHS by offering staff the opportunity to apply for protected time to engage in research activity.
Applicants should have a clear interest in developing their research skills and should aspire to becoming either a Principal Investigator, leading high quality research at a local level, or a Chief Investigator, developing and leading high quality research studies at a national or international level.
Successful applicants will be notified in December 2017 and must be in a position to commence activities on, or within three months of, a proposed 1 April 2018 start date.
Details of the application process and eligibility criteria are available in the Scheme Overview document.
Applicants are advised to read the Scheme Overview and Guidance Notes carefully before completing the application form.