NIHR Clinical Lecturers (CLs) spend 50% of their time undertaking specialist clinical training and 50% undertaking research or educationalist training.

Clinical Lectureships are aimed at those who are advanced in their specialty training, have completed a research doctorate or equivalent and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine or dentistry. They are designed for specialist trainees and newly qualified GPs with a higher degree, for example a PhD, MD or equivalent educational training.

The duration of a Clinical Lectureship is for a maximum of 4 years. Funding of 50% of basic salary provides the opportunity to carry out post-higher degree research or educational training, half-time. Clinical lecturers will be expected to apply for further research funding (e.g. personal fellowships or research grants), or support for continuing educational training. Specialist clinical lecturers will complete their clinical training, and GP clinical lecturers will continue to practise general practice half-time.

Travel and Subsistence

A bursary of up to £1000 per year is available for approved expenditure which is expected to include travel, conferences or similar to support each Clinical Lecturer. Surplus bursary funds will remain with recipient organisation for use on activities that benefit the academic development or training of the Clinical Lecturer and Academic Clinical Fellow cohort.


Details of any current posts can be found on the Health Education East of England website.