2019 ACF Round 2 Timetable
Applications Window 28th January 2019 to 1st March 2019
Interview Window TBC to TBC
Initial Offers Issued TBC


Post numbers and dates are indicative. Details may be amended throughout the recruitment process.

Eligibility for this round

Please note: for 2019, in addition  to academic interviews, candidates must apply and be successfully clinical benchmarked in the 2019 NIHR ACF Round 1 CT1/ST1 or Round 2 ST3/ST4 recruitment window, for the specialty they are applying to for academic training, if appropriate. Offers made will therefore be conditional upon meeting the required standard in the clinical interview.

Applicants who already hold a clinical NTN or DRN in the same specialty as their ACF application will not need to attend a clinical interview as they will already have met the required standard previously.  Please ensure you read the Applicant FAQ Document below regarding the 2019 ACF process.

Please be advised if you are reapplying for the same specialty in a different region you will need to complete and submit the 'Support for reapplying to the same specialty' form (please see below). 

Please note: When searching for specialties on Oriel please ensure you use the specialty title as listed below. 

Please note: If you are a non-medic applying for Academic Public Health please see information within the Public Health Specialty information below regarding guidance on how to complete the Oriel application form.

Cambridge NIHR
Endocrinology and Diabetes Public Health
Cambridge Local 
Anaesthesia - This is a Round 1 2019 post
Internal Medicine Training (IMT)
(formally Core Medical Training)


Public Health
UEA Local
General Practice - Applications currently open, closes 13th May 2019

Specialty Training Person Specifications

Specialty Training HEE Website

For further information on the National Institute for Health Research posts please visit the NIHR Website.