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The current competition is now closed

Applications for the 2025 programme will open in Autumn 2024

Applications are welcomed from clinicians of all disciplines working in UK primary care, for example: practice nurses; health visitors; dentists, primary care pharmacists; optometrists working in primary care and general practitioners (NB this list is not exhaustive).  

There are various PhD projects available available across consortium members, as well as the opportunity to propose your own research project. Students are strongly advised to discuss their proposed studies with their proposed supervisors and must have agreement from their proposed primary supervisor upon submission of their application.

For more information on the programme, see the FAQ page or watch back our Webinar. 

Please send any queries should be directed to  - we aim to reply within 3 working days. 

Download the 2024 Application Form (Word doc)

Download the 2024 Guidance Notes (PDF)

We are committed to promoting opportunities from people from diverse backgrounds and traditionally less well represented groups.  It would be very helpful if you would consider completing the attached completely anonymous form to help us.

Complete the EDI monitoring form

Competition Timeline

Programme opens for applications Monday 4th September 2023
Information Webinar 1-2pm, Thursday 5th October 2023
Closing Date 12noon Wednesday 20th December 2023
Shortlisting January 2024

5th & 6th February 2024

In-person, Central Birmingham

Award Start Date Autumn 2024