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Funding for applied health economics PhD studentship award

NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands is pleased to announce funding for an applied health economics PhD studentship award to commence by September 2019, and to be hosted at an East Midlands University.

The PhD can address any area/methodological approach of applied health economics, but must 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. Additionally, we are particularly keen to increase our capacity in applied health economics in relation to research implementation, and would welcome applications in this area.

Studentships are offered at standard UKR&I studentship for Home/EU students. 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 £14,999 per annum (tax free stipend received by the student) and £4,324 per annum (registration fees 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. There is no funding for research costs, and so applicants will need to explain how these will be covered, or adjust their research plans accordingly.

How to apply

  • Applications should be emailed to by 23.59pm on 24th February 2019 with the title “CLAHRC Health Economics PhD 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: 16 Jan 2019