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In-Practice Fellowship Round 14


The NIHR In-Practice Fellowship (IPF) provides pre-doctoral academic training to fully-qualified general practitioners, general dental practitioners, and community dentists. The fellowship funds:

  • a personalised programme of academic training
  • salary for 50% of awardees time (based on clinical experience) over 24 months (or longer if part-time)
  • conference attendance

Awardees’ time should be split equally between a clinical position and the academic training funded through the award. Applicants should have a guaranteed clinical placement for 50% of the working week from the time the award starts.

Academic training can include:

  • formal courses, such as a Masters degree or Masters modules
  • training in specialist skills
  • research methodologies 

The IPF can support the preparation of a doctoral fellowship application and applicants should demonstrate a commitment to a career as a clinical academic.


For further information about the IPF scheme, visit the IAT Programme page, contact or call 0113 532 8444.