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Applications for part-time awards are invited from primary care clinicians with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care. The 1-year fellowship provides clinicians the opportunity to further develop their academic track record in preparation to apply for and conduct a PhD. 

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.

How to apply

Completed application forms (see below) should be emailed to by 1pm 25 April 2023. Only information included in the standard application form will be considered.    

Download the 2023 Application Form (word doc)

Download the 2023 Guidance Note (pdf)


Competition Timeline

Application Deadline 1pm 25 April 2023
Interview invitations issues and unsuccessful applicants notified Late May 2023
Interview Date 8 June 2023
Awards Start 1 August 2023


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