Pre-doctoral fellowship opportunities for those working in local authorities
8 February 2021
The NIHR Academy has launched a pilot pre-doctoral fellowship scheme for those working in local authorities and local authority supporting services.
Designed to support the development of credible ‘practitioner academic’ career pathways within local authority settings, these fellowships will allow 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 (except doctors and dentists), 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.
The competition timetable is somewhat constrained by our proximity to the start of the 2021/22 academic year, and so applications will need to be submitted by the end of March.