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The NIHR Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships support individuals with the potential, and on a trajectory, to become future leaders in NIHR research. These NIHR Fellowships now have two rounds per annum that open in April and October. The April 2019 round is now open.

Doctoral Fellowship – closing date 18 June 2019

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a three-year, full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. This Fellowship may also be taken up on a part-time basis of between 50-100% whole-time equivalent (WTE). Clinical applicants can include up to 20% clinical time as part of the Fellowship.

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Advanced Fellowship – closing date 4 June 2019

The NIHR Advanced Fellowship is for those at post-doctoral level and aimed at several specific points of a researcher’s career development. It is between 2 and 5 years and can be completed on a full- or part-time basis (between 50-100% WTE). It is also available with a ‘clinical academic’ option where clinical applicants can request up to 40% of their time be dedicated to clinical service/development, which would be covered by the Fellowship.

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NIHR-Charity Partnership Fellowships

The NIHR has partnered with a number of charitable organisations to offer jointly funded NIHR-Charity Partnership Fellowships at both Doctoral and Advanced (post-doctoral) level.