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HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship


Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 we have extended the closing date of this award.

The Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship funds health and social care professionals to undertake a PhD and professional development in parallel, alongside continued clinical practice.

CDRFs support health and social care professionals who are not doctors or dentists. A full list of ICA eligible professions is available.

The fellowship funds:

  • PhD tuition fees
  • salary costs
  • the costs of a research project
  • tailored training programmes

Applicants are required to propose a clinical and academic host, and a contract of employment with one of these for the hours and duration of the fellowship. Awardees are required to spend approximately 20% of their fellowship hours undertaking clinical/professional practice and development.