NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships are designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health research methodology, specifically in one of the following areas:
- Medical statistics
- Health economics
- Clinical trial design
- Operational research
- Qualitative research
- Mixed methods
It can be undertaken full-time over twelve months or on a part-time basis of between 50 and 100% Whole Time Equivalent.
Applicants without a masters degree should use the Fellowship to undertake a masters degree in one of the areas listed. Those already holding a relevant masters degree (or currently completing one) should use the Fellowship to gain additional support and training to advance to the next level of their career.
Applications to the Pre-doctoral Fellowship scheme are reviewed by the Pre-doctoral Selection Committee.
Are You Eligible?
To be eligible for an NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship you must:
- Have completed a relevant first degree
- Have a proposed host that is an English HEI, NHS body or other provider of health and/or care services.
- Be proposing to develop a career as a methodologist in one of the areas listed above.
This Fellowship is not open to clinical applicants looking to undertake training in research methods. Clinical applicants looking to develop a career as a clinical academic should consider schemes from the relevant clinical academic programmes provided by NIHR.
Awards will be available to start from September 2019 onwards with competitions launching annually, the first launching in February 2019. Further details will be provided on this page closer to the application window opening.
Round 1 Now Open
We are now taking applications for Round 1 of the NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships.
To apply click here.
To see the guidance notes click here.
For Further Information
Call: 0113 532 8410
Email: Academyemail@example.com, With the subject Fellowships
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