Doctoral Fellowship Round 6

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship funds individuals from a range of health and social care professions to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research.

The Fellowship funds:

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

Applicants from clinical or social care practice are able to include up to 20% clinical time as part of the Fellowship, to ensure the maintenance of their clinical competence whilst undertaking the Fellowship.

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

Charity partnerships

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

The guidance notes provide specific eligibility criteria and contact details for each charity, and applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant charity partner to discuss their research area of interest before applying.
Industry Partnership

The NIHR is wanting to promote and increase the number of people with the necessary skills and experience to work at the interface between Higher Education Institutes, industry and the NHS.

Therefore as part of this round, we are offering a jointly funded NIHR Industry Partnership Fellowship with Pfizer.

For Doctoral Fellowships, opportunities will be available to propose research in the area of chronic pain, commonly known as persistent pain.

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