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NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Round 11


19 October 2023


13.00 on 01 February 2024


Supporting Information

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is launching the 11th round of Doctoral Fellowships as part of the NIHR Fellowship Programme.

These awards are for individuals and their host organisations looking to submit an application to the Doctoral Fellowship. 

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a 3 year full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of research with the NIHR’s Remit for Personal Awards. The fellowship may also be taken up on a part-time basis. 

Clinical and practice applicants are able to include up to 20% clinical/practice time as part of the fellowship, to ensure the maintenance of their clinical/practice competence. 

To be eligible for an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship you must:

  • Have completed a first degree (for non-clinical applicants).
  • Have completed any relevant pre-registration training (for clinical
  • Have a proposed host who is an HEI, NHS body, social care organisation, or other provider of health and/or care services.
  • Be intending to register for and complete a PhD.

Where already registered for a PhD (or MPhil with transfer to PhD), you should not have been registered for more than 12 months at 100% WTE by the time the award starts.

The NIHR is partnering with a number of charities in Round 11 to offer joint Doctoral Fellowships including Moorfields Eye Charity, Motor Neurone Disease AssociationDiabetes UK and Wellbeing of Women.  

For further information on the NIHR Doctoral Fellowships, please visit the NIHR Fellowship Programme page.