Advanced Fellowship Round 7

The NIHR Advanced Fellowship funds post-doctoral individuals from a range of health and social care professions who have not yet been awarded a chair. Whether you are someone who has recently been or about to be awarded a PhD, or someone with several years of post-doctoral experience, you could be eligible to apply for an Advanced Fellowship.

The Fellowship funds:

  • full salary support, including protected time to concentrate on research
  • research costs
  • a bespoke training and development programme to meet individual needs

Applicants who are active clinicians or social workers can request for up to 40% of their time to be dedicated to clinical service/development/practice, which will be covered by the Fellowship.

Full details of the remit of research funded by the NIHR and eligibility criteria can be found in the guidance notes.

Charity and industry partnerships

The NIHR Academy is offering jointly funded NIHR Charity Partnership Fellowships for this Round with the following charities:

We are also offering a jointly funded NIHR Industry Partnership Fellowship with Pfizer. Opportunities are available to propose research in either atopic dermatitis, the most common inflammatory skin condition, or, alopecia areata, a common cause of immune mediated non scarring hair loss.

The guidance notes provide specific eligibility criteria and contact details for the partnerships. Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant partner to discuss their research area of interest before applying.

We are also encouraging applicants to think about how they can involve an industry partner in their application where relevant, and more details about how these applications will be priortised are available in the guidance notes.

Population Health Career Scientist Award

The NIHR Population Health Career Scientist Award (PHCSA) is being delivered jointly by the NIHR Public Health Research Programme and the NIHR Academy and can be applied to through an Advanced Fellowship application. This award is open to applicants based in all four nations of the UK. Further details are available in the guidance notes.

Areas of focus

We are particularly welcoming applications from researchers looking to undertake research in:

  • Multiple Long Term Conditions – Multimorbidity (MLTC-M)
  • Dementia

Full details are available in the guidance notes.

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