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Further PhD studentship awards in applied health and social care research

NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands is pleased to announce further funding for 5 PhD studentship awards in applied health and social care research to commence 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 health and social care 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. 

Application forms can be downloaded below. They should be emailed to by 23.59pm on 2nd June 2019. Applications received after this will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on 18th July 2019 (to be held in Nottingham).

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

Published on: 17 Apr 2019