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Doctoral Fellowship Round 5



Supporting Information


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Supporting information

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.

NEW single stage application

The new single stage application process means that all application details must be provided by the deadline. Previously the full financial budget and patient and public involvement (PPI) sections were not required until Stage 2. However, this information is now required when submitting the single stage application.

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 the charity, and applicants are encouraged to contact the charity partner to discuss their research area of interest before applying.

Industry Partnership

The NIHR Academy is also offering a jointly funded NIHR Industry Partnership Fellowship for this Round by partnering with Pfizer. At doctoral level, opportunities will be available to propose research in the area of chronic pain, commonly known as persistent pain. Full details are available in the guidance notes.