To apply for the Post-Doctoral Bridging Programme applicants must be:

  • Registered with the relevant professional body as per ICA programme requirements – details of eligible professions can be found here (these align to the eligible professionals for the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme for Non-medical Healthcare Professions)
  • Working within the West Midlands region
  • Employed by a provider of health and/or care services that is providing at least 50% of its services free at the point of delivery (the applicant must also be spending at least 50% of their current role delivering health and/or care services which are free at the point of delivery)
  • Hold a relevant PhD (or Professional Doctorate), or have submitted their thesis for examination at the time of application (Applicants must have been awarded their PhD by the time they start the programme)