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These awards provide funding to cover the costs of a 24 month Fellowship at one of the SPCR members. Applicants should have a strong academic record and wish to develop a career in primary care research.

The aim of these fellowships is for the fellow to follow an independent research project, publish their research and prepare grant applications to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship).The SPCR would particularly welcome applications from allied health professionals. Distinctive to the current SPCR programme is the aim to work more broadly with the primary care research sector. 

The fellowship may be undertaken at any one of the nine universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Exeter, Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, QMUL, Southampton and University College London. Read more about the research conducted at the SPCR members and their support for early career researchers.

Those successful in securing a SPCR Fellowship will become part of the SPCR Trainees community. Read more about what benefits this will provide.

Previous SPCR Fellowship award holders are not eligible to apply for a second award.

How to apply

Completed application forms (see below) should be emailed to by 1pm 31 October 2023. Only information included in the standard application form will be considered. 

Download the April 2024 Application Form (Word doc)

Download the April 2024 Guidance Notes (PDF)

Competition Timeline

Application Deadline 1pm 31 October 2023 
Interview invitations issued and unsuccessful applicants notified  29 November 2023 
Interviews held  13 December 2023 
Awards start  1 April 2024 


If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact the SPCR team via