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NIHR Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship

  Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021 | Funding Deadline

This pilot scheme has been designed to support the academic ambitions of individuals wishing to develop as health and/or social care researchers whilst remaining employed within, or at least salaried to support, local authorities or local authority supporting services.

These fully funded doctoral fellowships enable awardees to retain their existing employment contracts and salaries, whilst devoting their time to a PhD of their own choosing and to a bespoke personal development programme.

Applicants must be employed by:


  • a local authority
  • a non-NHS provider of local authority commissioned services
  • a non-profit organisation (such as a charity) that provides services on behalf of a local authority, or supports a local authority in meeting its objectives.


Deadline for proposals: 15th June 2021

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