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New NIHR PhD fellowships for those based in Local Authority settings

15th April 2021

A new NIHR Fellowship opportunity for those based in Local Authorities, but this time offering fully funded PhD fellowships (modelled on the ICA Programme CDRF).

This pilot scheme has been designed to support the academic ambitions of individuals wishing to develop as health and/or social care researchers whilst remaining employed within, or at least salaried to support, local authorities or local authority supporting services.

With the exception of doctors and dentists, who can already access equivalent dedicated funding opportunities, these awards are available to individuals of any profession or background. Applicants must, however, be employed by:

  • a local authority
  • non-NHS provider of local authority commissioned services
  • a non-profit organisation (such as a charity) that provides services on behalf of a local authority, or supports a local authority in meeting its objectives.

The scheme is now inviting applications which will close on 15 June.

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