NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Writing Retreat

  • 26 - 27 June 2024
  • 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh, UK
  • Free

Our NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Writing Retreat is designed to support people with the potential to become future leaders in NIHR health and care research to apply for an NIHR Academy programme Fellowship.

Am I eligible?

This collaborative event across NIHR Infrastructure at the University of Exeter brings together the expertise and experience of individuals leading on training and capacity development. As well as supporting members of our Exeter NIHR communities, we will also support individuals from partner health and social care organisations in the South West region.

NIHR Infrastructure at the University:

What will we cover?

This 2-day event will support delegates to shape their Fellowship applications and will include a mixture of presentations to disseminate information, interactive workshops for discussion and provision of support, alongside blocks of time allocated to structured self-directed writing time. Whilst the content of the event will be tailored largely to the needs of the delegates based on information gathered through the application process, it includes several core areas:

  • Panel Q&A session with the University of Exeter NIHR Funding Advisory Network (FAN)
  • Writing a narrative CV
  • Framing your research question
  • Creating a detailed budget plan
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement (PPIE)
  • Training and Development
  • 1:1 bookable clinics

Find out more and apply

Download an application pack containing the full guidance, including advice on eligibility and the application process and an application form, below.


Return your application form by email to Training and Events Manager Dr Sophie Gould by 5pm 9th April 2024.