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NHIVNA Research Awards


Launched in 2019, the NHIVNA research and capacity development fellowship awards scheme is open, through competitive application to NHIVNA members for projects that impact on the improvement of clinical care and management of people living with HIV in the UK.

A total of £10,000 is available, to be distributed amongst the successful applicants according to the quality of the submitted proposals. The awards process is managed through an awards panel. Each application is independently reviewed by two members of the panel and decisions about allocation of awards are made at a meeting of the whole panel. The call for applications is open from 1 June to 31 August each year. All applications will be notified of the outcomes within six weeks of the closing date. Successful applicants and award of fellowships will be announced at the annual conference.

Purpose of the awards

NHIVNA fellowship awards provide funding for research or development projects that will improve the care and management of people with HIV in the UK. They are specifically designed to build research capacity in the NHIVNA membership by enabling members with limited research experience to undertake a project with mentorship and support.

Previous winners

Winners from 2019 awards round

  • Emma Hainsworth: 'Identifying priority areas for interventions to improve healthcare experiences for patients with a dual diagnosis of HIV and cancer and describing the barriers and facilitators to their implementation'

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  • Charlie Hughes: 'Initial perceptions of HIV nurses involved in delivering a community-based intervention to improve engagement of HIV patients in care and treatment – qualitative enquiry'

  • Felicity Young: 'What is the experience of HIV healthcare while in English prisons? An exploration of men’s experiences.'