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Applications are invited for a 12-month launching fellowship 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). The fellowships must be taken up by March 2020.

The award may be based in any 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 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.

Remuneration for fellowships will depend on previous experience but most appointees will receive a salary of £30 000 - £38 000 per annum. The fellowship covers salary and some research and training costs. The host university is awarded a fixed sum for the fellowship.

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

The fellowship award will not usually 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.


Further particulars

Application form


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