Pre-doctoral Fellowship Round 3
- For help with your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information about the funding Programme, visit the Fellowship Page
Before applying please carefully review:
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship Guidance Notes – the Applicant Guidance Notes are available throughout the year, however new Applicant Guidance Notes are published to accompany each competition (coming soon). Applicants must ensure they are referring to the most recent guidance if submitting an application.
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship webinar: tips for applying
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship Round 1 Chairs’ Report – published following the completion of each round competition, the report summarises common weaknesses that were noted by the Selection Committee and provides advice for prospective applicants.
- Pre-doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee 2020
- NIHR Your Path in Research - this provides information about undertaking a career development award with the NIHR Academy and how to enhance your research career
- NIHR Awards Management System - please note, the application form is only available during the application window. Registration on the system, however, can be completed at any time.
NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships are designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health and social care research methodology, specifically in one of the following areas:
- medical statistics
- health economics
- clinical trial design
- operational research
- qualitative research
- mixed methods
Applicants without a Masters degree should use the Fellowship to undertake a Masters degree in one of the areas listed. Those already holding a relevant Masters degree (or currently completing one) should use the Fellowship to gain additional support and training to advance to the next level of their career. The Fellowship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for a NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship you must:
- have completed a relevant first degree
- have a proposed host who is an English Higher Education Institution, NHS body, or other provider of health and/or care services
- be proposing to develop a career as a methodologist in one of the areas listed above
Successful applicants for this Round should start their Fellowship between September 2021 and March 2022.
This Fellowship is not open to clinical applicants looking to undertake training in research methods. Clinical applicants looking to develop a career as a clinical academic should consider schemes from the relevant clinical academic programmes provided by NIHR.