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5 PhD studentship awards up for grabs

NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands is pleased to announce funding for 5 PhD studentship awards in applied health research to commence in summer / autumn 2019, and to be hosted at an East Midlands University.

The focus of the PhD should complement the CLAHRC’s portfolio of applied research, and also directly address the NHS long-term plan. It is recommended that you contact the CLAHRC’s Training Lead, Dr Emma Rowley (, to discuss your ideas prior to submitting your application, as the CLAHRC does not support all areas of healthcare research.

Studentships are offered on a match-funding principle. CLAHRC awards will be made at 50% of the standard UKR&I studentship for Home/EU students, with the requirement that the remaining 50% of the studentship is paid for by a University, health and social care organisation or charity (or other funding source as appropriate).

Awards will be made for 3 years (full time registration) or 6 years (part time status). For full time students, in 2019/20, CLAHRC expects to award in the region of £7500 per annum (50% tax free stipend received by the student) and £2162 per annum (50% fees payment, received by the university). Part-time awards will be pro rata these amounts. International students are eligible to apply, but need to provide written evidence on how the shortfall in funding will be covered at the time of application.

How to apply

  • Applications should be emailed to by 23.59pm on 24th February 2019.
  • Applications received after this will not be accepted.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on 26th March (to be held in Nottingham).

For further information, please refer to the application form, and then email

Published on: 9 Jan 2019