Table 1

Summary of descriptor variables for all applicants to NIHR academy personal awards between 2006/2007 and 2015/2016

VariableAll applicants
N=4388 (%)
Gender
 Female2659 (60.6)
 Male1729 (39.4)
Professional background
 Medic1609 (36.7)
 Dentist72 (1.6)
 Allied HP601 (13.7)
 Nurse/midwife*505 (11.5)
 Not HP1052 (24)
 Other HP549 (12.5)
Previous NIHR award holder
 No3534 (80.5)
 Yes854 (19.5)
Award level
 Predoctoral159 (3.6)
 Doctoral2204 (49.9)
 Early postdoctoral1198 (27.3)
 Late postdoctoral513 (11.6)
 Senior/prechair146 (3.3)
 Chair168 (4.3)
Programme
 ICA800 (18.1)
 NIHR fellowship3174 (72.5)
 IAT414 (9.4)
Cohort (year of submission)
 2007–20101224 (27.9)
 2011–20131541 (35.1)
 2014–20161632 (37)
Host organisation type
 HEI3441 (78.4)
 NHS trust865 (19.7)
 Other†82 (1.9)
Region
 East Midlands252 (5.8)
 East of England256 (5.8)
 London1555 (35.4)
 North East206 (4.7)
 North West476 (10.9)
 South Central439 (10.0)
 South East Coast77 (1.8)
 South West283 (6.4)
 West Midlands412 (9.3)
 Yorkshire and Humber432 (9.8)
Medical school
 Yes3120 (71.2)
 No1268 (28.8)
Higher education group
 GT1615 (36.7)
 RG1793 (40.9)
 Other980 (22.4)
  • *Nurses n=443, midwives n=64

  • †Other host organisation=charity (4 applications), Clinical Commissioning Group (16 applications), other non-NHS (38 applications), other NHS (24 applications).

  • GT, golden triangle; HEI, higher education institution; HP, health professional; IAT, Integrated Academic Training; ICA, Integrated Clinical Academic; NHS, National Health Service; NIHR, National Institute for Health Research; RG, russell group.