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Applications invited for NIHR School for Primary Care Research Launching Fellowships in Primary Health Care 2018

1 February 2018

Applications are invited for two-year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write grant applications to secure future funding, for example for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowship.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on 16 February 2018.

There are three fellowships available in 2018, which are to be taken up from October 2018. 

Awards can be based in any of the nine universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London. Applicants must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine.

Applicants will have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination but must not normally be more than three years post-doctoral at the time of applying. Remuneration for fellowships will depend on previous experience but most appointees will receive a salary of £30,000-£38,000 per annum.

The fellowship covers salary and some research and training costs. All applicants must ensure that their proposed research project is compatible with the published NIHR remit.

Fellowship awards will not usually be based around a specified single project but will involve attachment to a research group involved in a programme of research.

Applicants for Bristol should look at the Centre for Academic Primary Care website to find out more about the current projects and interests of the academic staff, and then make informal contact via email with one of these staff in order to discuss ideas for research in these or other related areas.

The awards are open to all disciplines relevant to primary care research, clinical non-medical and non-clinical.

Further information

Further details and how to make an application are available from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

Contacts: Dr Rebecca Barnes - (non-clinical) or Professor Debbie Sharp - (clinical).

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