Post grad funding

Postgraduate Funding Programme

7th August 2020, 12:00

*Due to a low number of applicants, the funding opportunity is opening for applications with a clinical focus*

Purpose of the NIAW Postgraduate Funding Programme 

The NIAW would like to establish a community of educators, mentors and tutors committed to promoting improvements in education that we teach future healthcare professionals within NHS Wales. The Academy will support enthusiastic professionals along their personal educational journey, be it PgC or PhD level, with the aim of providing a support framework to support the learner during their study but also provide a platform on which they can practice their new skills in a supported environment. 

Applications should demonstrate personal and professional development in order to increase effectiveness in current or future job roles that contribute to diagnostic imaging and its workforce.

Applicant will also demonstrate how the course contributes to one or more of the National Imaging Academy Wales aims and objectives.

NIAW Aims & Objectives 

Ensure public involvement and engagement is central to what we do and visible in all elements of it 

•To ensure the public are central to Academy training, innovation and research 
•To put the public at the heart of creating new knowledge and putting new knowledge into practice

*The term ‘public’ is considered to include patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social services, as well as people from organisations that represent people who use services. 

Ensure our work is aligned to Imaging Statement of Intent and has real impact 

•To fund and use research evidence to improve the diagnostic imaging services across NHS Wales 
•To achieve better functioning of diagnostic imaging services in Wales, better service delivery, better workforce development, better care and better health and wellbeing outcomes 
•To ensure training and research informs innovation in diagnostic imaging in Wales 

Invest in training, innovation and research in diagnostic imaging across NHS Wales 

•Establish a multidisciplinary community of Postgraduate educators, mentors and tutors committed to promoting improvements in education within diagnostic imaging across NHS Wales 
•To facilitate improved knowledge, skills, confidence and competence of the healthcare/medical educators within NHS Wales through supported academic and practical experiences 
•To develop a robust training & CPD programme for the Diagnostic Imaging within NHS Wales 
•To facilitate the use of routinely collected diagnostic imaging data to undertake high-quality research and inform service improvement 


  • All applications must be submitted by 7th August 2020
  • All applications will be reviewed and processed by 21st August 2020 when candidates will be notified if they have made the shortlist   
  • Successful candidates will be notified of their success no later than 24th August 2020 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an informal interview to discuss their application the week of the 31st August 2020
  • Unsuccessful applicants will receive written feedback as to why the application was unsuccessful and will be able to utilise the feedback to apply again in future calls. 


Application form: Medical/Healthcare Education Funding Application