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Greenshoots Research Delivery Awards Guidance 2023/24, Closing Date Friday 4th November


Guidance for Applicants - Closing Date Friday 4th November



NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) Greenshoots Scheme is now open to applicants for 2023/24!

Greenshoot applicants make a significant contribution to the conduct and delivery of a study by taking on the role of Principal Investigator (PI), with support from regional research infrastructure. For further details view our Greenshoots Information page.

Application Criteria

  • The scheme is available to eligible staff who have not previously been a PI on an NIHR Portfolio study, or who have only been a PI for an NIHR Portfolio study since April 2020.
  • The scheme is also open to applicants who have been a PI on a study undertaken as part of the research element of a higher degree.
  • Applicants must seek approval from their Clinical Director/line manager, local Specialty Lead and Research Delivery Manager before making an application (see the appendix for contacts).
  • Applicants must have a suitable mentor. This can be anyone with experience of NIHR portfolio research who has agreed to share their experience and support your development. The NENC Mentor Directory may be a useful resource for applicants looking for a suitable mentor.


Please apply using the online application form. Applications will close on Friday 4th November and applicants will be notified of the outcome in December.

If you have any questions about your Greenshoots application, please contact

Contact details for local Specialty Leads and Research Delivery Managers can be found on the Greenshoots Information page.

Fill out our application form to apply.