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The 2018 application call is closed.


Applications will be invited from general practitioners with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care for these part time awards.  Awards are offered at all 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 below.

These awards are 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.

These awards are 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.  Fellowships will be between 12 to 24 months duration with a start date of 1 October of year of application.

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 that have completed their CCT, will be between £63,519 and £72,393 WTE. It is anticipated that most fellowships will be undertaken at 0.5WTE.

Your intended research project must be within the NIHR remit:

Additional information on training opportunities held at each university and the application process can be found in our Further Information document


Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the university at which they would like to hold the award to discuss their application. 

Interested individuals should complete a standard application form and email it to the School’s Senior Scientific Manager, Dr Georgina Fletcher on by the deadline.