Fellowship Studentships and fellowships in primary health care

at National Institute of Health Research in United Kingdom

Applications are invited for these 3 or 4 year awards from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.

Awards are offered at all eight Universities within the NIHR School of Primary Care Research: Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Keele, London (University College), Manchester, Oxford, and Southampton. Details of the specific research training opportunities available at each University are listed below.

As the eight Universities do not always offer mentorship in every discipline relevant to primary care, it is possible to apply for a “linked” award so that applicants can benefit from training within the School but maintain a link with a University outside the School that can provide discipline-specific mentoring.

Awards will normally be taken up in October 2010.


Applicants for Studentships must have a first degree in a discipline relevant to primary care research and will be expected to complete a PhD/DPhil during the award period.

The precise academic qualifications required depend on the University and training offered.

Studentship awards include fees and an annual tax-free stipend of £18000.


Applicants for Fellowships must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine. A doctoral degree is desirable but applicants who have not had the opportunity to undertake doctoral training will be considered if they have substantial relevant experience.

Remuneration for Fellowships will depend on previous experience but most appointees will receive a salary of £25000-£35000 per annum. Appointments are usually for 3 or 4 years duration with the expectation that appointees will then be in a position to apply for more senior academic posts (e.g. lectureships).
Fellowship awards will not in general be based around a specified single project but will involve attachment to a research group involved in a programme of research. The ongoing research programmes in the participating Universities are listed below. The awards are open to all disciplines relevant to primary care research, clinical non-medical and non-clinical, although the individual Universities vary in the disciplinary opportunities they offer.


Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the University at which they would like to hold the award to discuss their application before submitting a formal application. Contact details for each University (and in some cases for each subject area offered) are given below.

Formal applications should be made electronically by submitting a CV (of not more than six A4 pages) and a covering letter (of not more than two A4 pages). The covering letter must: 1) explain why you want to train in primary care research; 2) state clearly the award for which you wish to apply; 3) if more than one University offers the training you would like, list your preference for attachment to individual Universities.
The application should be sent by email with a copy to the relevant contact person at your first choice University. Please state NSPCR Studentship or NSPCR Fellowship as appropriate as the subject of the email. Formal applications must be received by midnight on 21st May 2010.


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#Keele University #University of Manchester #University of Nottingham #Oxford University #Southampton University #University College London

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