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Applications are invited from general practitioners with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care for these part-time awards. The award may be undertaken at any one of the nine universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London. Details of the specific research training opportunities available at each university are described in the further particulars below.

This opportunity is also open to Academic Clinical Fellows and In-Practice Fellows. Applicants holding one of these awards must clearly document progress towards a Doctoral Training Fellowship application or progress towards doctoral thesis completion in their application.

This award is intended to be flexible and will allow academic general practitioners to develop a formal doctoral training fellowship application.  ACFs and IPFs who may have started work towards their doctorate can use these fellowships to complete their PhD/MD.  The fellowships will be for 12 months duration with a start date of 1 April 2020.

The exact combination of academic to clinical time is flexible and will reflect the stage of the applicant in preparing their doctoral training fellowship application or with their doctoral thesis.  The award will terminate should the fellow be successful in securing a Doctoral Training Fellowship.

Remuneration, for those applicants who have completed their CCT, will be between £ £66,085 to £75,318 WTE. It is anticipated that most fellowships will be undertaken at 0.5WTE.

Your intended research project must be within the NIHR remit


Further particulars

Application form

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Ten lessons from a successful NIHR Fellowship application