Welsh Government

Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders Competition Launched

16 September 2015

Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to launch the Senior Research Leaders competition for the next round of appointments to this prestigious group.

Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders are among the best health and social care researchers in the country. Those individuals appointed to the group will be expected to play a role in supporting the next generation of research leaders in Wales through a commitment to mentoring and training within the Health and Care Research Wales Community.

In recognition of the important role they play and the contribution they make to health and social care research in Wales, Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders can apply for a discretionary annual award of up to £15,000 to support their research activity.

Applications to the Senior Research Leaders competition will be assessed by an external, expert panel against the following selection criteria:

  • Quality and volume of internationally excellent research
  • Impact of leadership in research
  • Track record in training and developing researchers
  • Impact of the research on improvements in health or social care and wealth generation
  • Relevance of research to patients, service users and the public
  • Demonstrable commitment to public involvement and public engagement
  • Evidence of personal contribution to Health and Care Research Wales

This competition is now live and applications should be submitted to Healthandcareresearchwales-Community@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK by 1 pm on Wednesday 18 November 2015.

Any questions regarding this competition should be directed to katie.welch@wales.gsi.gov.uk / 029 2082 1463

The competition overview document and application form with guidance notes can be downloaded here.