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Clinical research fellowship deadline 17 January 2018

Published on 16 October 2017

Applications are now open for our clinical research fellowships with a deadline of 16:00 on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Clinical research fellowships are now our entry level scheme for both talented medical and non-medical healthcare professionals. They aim to provide training in clinical and/or laboratory research techniques leading to a higher degree (usually a PhD).

Medical graduates are expected to apply usually during speciality training, whilst non-medical healthcare professionals need to have at least 1 year's experience of clinical practice. Non-medical healthcare professions that are now eligible to apply include: dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, podiatrists, prosthetists, orthotists, psychologists, veterinary surgeons, radiographers and pharmacists.

Fellowships are normally awarded for three years, but we also encourage applications from candidates who wish to apply for less than three years' funding, due to having already secured part-funding towards a PhD from another funding body.

The project must demonstrate clear relevance to our aims, and we’d like to strongly encourage applications to this scheme which are aligned with our current strategic focus on improving the quality of life of people with arthritis.

Applications should be made through our online management system, Grant Tracker.

Further Information

For further details on funding timelines, how to apply, the application criteria, and associated documentation, please visit the call for applications.

For more guidance view our information on how to apply or contact the research department on

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