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NIHR Pre-doctoral Local Authority Fellowship Scheme

  Thursday, 31 Mar 2022 | Funding Deadline

The NIHR Pre-doctoral Local Authority Fellowship (PLAF) scheme supports the academic ambitions of individuals wishing to develop as health and/or social care researchers whilst remaining employed, or at least engaged, within local authorities or local authority supporting services.

This fully funded pre-doctoral fellowship will enable awardees to retain their existing employment contracts and salaries, whilst protecting their time to prepare an application for a PhD fellowship and undertake a fully funded programme of relevant Masters level training.

With the exception of doctors and dentists, who can already access equivalent dedicated funding opportunities, this award is available to individuals of any profession or background.

Applicants must, however, be employed by:

  • a local authority
  • a 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: 31 March 2022
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