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PhD opportunity: Mental health, ageing and frailty

NIHR ARC East Midlands is pleased to announce funding for a PhD studentship to conduct original empirical applied research around the areas of mental health, ageing and frailty, and/or stroke rehabilitation which will be hosted at the University of Nottingham. 

NIHR ARC EM is an applied research centre working across the East Midlands. Our research aims to improve outcomes for patients and the public and to increase the efficiency, quality, accessibility and sustainability of health and care services.

Applicants are expected to offer their own research ideas in relation to the themes of mental health, ageing and frailty and stroke rehabilitation. It is recommended that you contact the ARC’s Training Lead, Dr Emma Rowley (, to discuss your ideas prior to submitting your application, as the ARC does not support all areas of applied health and social care research.

The studentship will be offered at standard UKR&I studentship for Home (UK) students: International students are eligible to apply, but will need to provide written evidence on how the shortfall in funding will be covered at the time of application. Awards will be made for 3 years (full time registration) or 6 years (part time status).

For full-time students, in 2022/23, ARC expects to award a tax-free stipend in the region of £15,850 per annum (tax free), and up to £4,600 towards registration fees which will be received by the university. Part-time awards will be pro rata these amounts.

How to apply

Applications (see link below) should be emailed to by 23.59pm on 19.04.2022. Applications received after this will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, held between 16th – 25th May 2022 (to be held via Microsoft Teams).

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

Published on: 20 Jan 2022