NIHR CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex Research Support Awards
Say thank you to colleagues who don’t work in a research role - as a researcher or in research delivery including in a Research and Development team - but have supported your research by nominating them for a NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex Research Support Award.
We know our researchers do a fantastic job delivering research to advance patient care. We also know there are many unsung heroes who work in areas unrelated to research – for example HR, finance, photography, blood screening – but who provide invaluable support to our research delivery. Many of these colleagues don’t realise the impact of their contribution to research.
Who is eligible for the award?
- People nominated for an award must NOT work in a research role/ CRN funded post (as a researcher or in research delivery, including R&D teams)
- Nominations must be for support provided as part of their or their teams normal NHS responsibilities
- Nominees must be employed by an NHS organisation within the CRN KSS region at the time of nomination
- Nominations can be made for teams and individuals
- The nomination statement must highlight how the nominee’s/nominated team’s work has contributed to NHS research within the last two years
- You can nominate clinical and non-clinical colleagues
Who can nominate
Anyone involved in research delivery can nominate a colleague or team.
How to nominate
Nominations can be made online using one of two forms, or email your nominations to email@example.com.
Please explain in 100 to 250 words how the person/team you are nominating has provided support which has contributed to the successful delivery of NHS research. Reasons you might want to nominate your colleagues could include:
- providing flexible support
- removing barriers
- supporting patient recruitment
- exceptional level of initiative, skill and commitment to research in their role.
The deadline for nominations is 11.59pm Friday 7 January 2022.
What do nominees receive?
All nominees will receive a printed certificate which will be sent to their organisation’s Research and Development department and a copy of their nomination.
One Research Support Award winner and one highly commended nominee will be selected from each Trust type in our region - acute, community, mental health, primary care and ambulance. Winners will receive £500 for their Trust and those who receive a Highly commended will receive £250 for their Trust.
The winners will be decided by a judging panel consisting of NIHR and NHS representatives from around the region.