NIHR School of Primary Care Research: General Practice Career Progression Fellowships 2017
Applications for these part-time awards are invited from general practitioners with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care. 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 here.
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 1.8.17.
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 £62,890 and £71,676 WTE. It is anticipated that most fellowships will be undertaken at 0.5WTE.
Your intended research project must be within the NIHR remit: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/funding/Training-Programmes/TCC-NIHR-Remit-For-Personal-Awards.pdf
How to apply
Interested individuals should discuss their application with the University at which they would like to hold their award, complete a standard application form and email it to the School’s Senior Scientific Manager firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 12 noon on 16 February 2017.
NIHR School of Primary Care Research: ‘Launching Fellowships’ in Primary Care 2017
Applications are also invited for 2 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 be taken up from October 2017.
Applicants must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine and should have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination. You 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.
How to apply
All applicants must ensure that their proposed research project is compatible with the published NIHR remit:http://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/funding/Training-Programmes/TCC-NIHR-Remit-For-Personal-Awards.pdf
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. Applicants to the Cambridge Primary Care Unit should carefully consider the range of disciplines and topics here, set out on our website, and you may contact us for discussion around your area of interest.
Interested individuals should consider the further information page, discuss their area of interest with the university at which they wish to hold their award. You should complete a Standard Application Form (SAF) and email it to the School’s Senior Scientific Manager email@example.com by 12 noon on 16th February 2017.
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