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Pre-doctoral Fellowship (Round 5)


26 January 2023


16 March 2023


Supporting Information

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 within the UK, specifically in one of the following areas:

  • medical statistics
  • health economics
  • clinical trial design
  • operational research
  • modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • qualitative research
  • mixed methods
  • epidemiological methods

Applicants should either have completed or are about to complete their undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, or already hold a master’s level degree (or currently undertaking one) relevant to one of the areas above. The fellowship can be undertaken over a 12, 18 or 24 month period depending on the level of training required, and applicants have the option to complete it on a full or part time basis.

To be eligible for a NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship you must:

  • have completed a relevant undergraduate 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 research methodologist in one of the areas listed above

Successful applicants for this Round will start their Fellowship between September 2023 and March 2024. 

Please note: This Fellowship is not open to doctors or dentists looking to undertake training in research methods.

Applicants looking to develop a career as a clinical academic should consider schemes from the relevant clinical academic programmes provided by NIHR, either the IAT programme or ICA programme.