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The 2018 deadline for applications has now passed

Launching Fellowships in Primary Care


Applications will be invited for two year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.  The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write grant applications to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship).  These fellowships are to taken up from October of the year of application.

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.

Applicants must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine. Applicants will have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination, but must not normally be more than 3 years post-doctoral at the time of applying.

Remuneration for Fellowships will depend on previous experience but most appointees will receive a salary of £30 000 - £38 000 per annum.  

All applicants must ensure that their proposed research project is compatible with the published NIHR remit

Fellowship awards will not in general be based around a specified single project but will involve attachment to a research group involved in a programme of research. The awards are open to all disciplines relevant to primary care research, clinical non-medical and non-clinical, although the individual Universities vary in the disciplinary opportunities they offer.

Additional information about the individual universities can be found in our Further Information document. 

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