Could THIS be the fellowship programme for you?

Growing capacity and capability in healthcare improvement research is one of THIS Institute’s key goals. We’re achieving that goal through a new fellowship programme where talented researchers lead high-quality studies that will advance the field.

Building on the improvement science programmes previously run by the Health Foundation, our programme offers fellows the opportunity to join a supported community of improvement researchers and develop their research leadership skills. Fellowships may be held at any UK university, and are available at three levels tailored to researchers’ specific career stage: PhD, Post-doctoral and Senior.

Who can apply

Our fellows will apply their skills to studying improvement in healthcare quality and safety and deliver the highest standards of research excellence.

Applications, which will be managed through applying universities, are welcomed from clinical and non-clinical professional backgrounds and from a wide range of disciplines. Alongside disciplines such as health services research, epidemiology, and social science, we’re looking for researchers who will contribute fresh thinking from fields within and beyond healthcare, including law, business studies, philosophy, engineering and many more. To be eligible, you’ll be required to show how your research will add to the evidence base and be relevant to the UK health system.

What we offer

Fellowship awards will include a salary/stipend, fees (where applicable) and research expenses. Though the fellowships are not Cambridge-based, the fellows will convene regularly in Cambridge as part of THIS Institute’s Community of Scholars and will have access to a mentoring scheme.

PhD
Post-Doc
Senior
Career level

Career level:

High-calibre graduates

Career level:

Postdoctoral researchers 2-6 years post PhD

Career level:

Established researchers in senior academic roles
Award value

Award value:

£137,500 to £276,000

Award value:

Up to £150,000

Award value:

Up to £100,000
Costs covered

Costs covered:

Salary/stipend, fees and research expenses

Costs covered:

Salary/stipend, fees and research expenses

Costs covered:

Back-fill lecturer pay, research and/or sabbatical costs
Length of fellowship

Length of fellowship:

3 years OR 1 + 3 model (including taught Masters)

Length of fellowship:

2 years

Length of fellowship:

6 - 12 months
Community of scholars

Community of scholars:

Community of scholars:

Community of scholars:

Mentoring scheme

Mentoring scheme:

Mentoring scheme:

Mentoring scheme:

Meet the fellowships team