The NIHR Academy has launched a pilot pre-doctoral fellowship scheme for those working in local authorities and local authority supporting services.
These fully funded pre-doctoral fellowships have been designed to support the development of credible ‘practitioner academic’ career pathways within local authority settings. They 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.
These awards are available to individuals of any profession (with the exception of doctors and dentists who can already access equivalent dedicated funding opportunities), who can propose a fellowship based in England.
Applicants must, however, be employed by:
• a local authority;
• a provider of local authority commissioned services; or
• a non-profit organisation that provide services on behalf of a local authority, or supports a local authority in meeting its objectives.
This initiative represents an exciting new opportunity for a wide range of individuals, but especially for those without professional social worker or clinician status. ARC North Thames are happy to host local authority partners in our region - please get in touch with us should you wish to discuss further or need support.
Applications close at the end of March.
For full details of this funding opportunity please see the NIHR Pre-doctoral Local Authority Fellowship Scheme funding opportunity page.