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NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Round 9


18 October 2022


13:00 on 02 February 2023


Supporting Information

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is launching the 9th 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. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply for this award – please see below details.

The NIHR is partnering with Diabetes UK, Moorfields Eye Charity and Wellbeing of Women to offer joint Doctoral Fellowships as part of Round 9. 

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a three year full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. This fellowship may also be taken up on a part-time basis. Clinical applicants 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.

To be eligible for an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship you must:

  • Have completed any relevant pre-registration training (for clinical
  • Have completed a first degree (for non-clinical applicants).
  • 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 closing date for the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship scheme is at 1pm on 2 February 2023.

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