Post-doctoral fellowships are an opportunity for exceptional early-career individuals to lead an extended period of research and contribute to the development of the field of healthcare improvement studies.
We are seeking applications from individuals with a clinical or non-clinical professional background in any discipline that can make a contribution to research focused on improving healthcare for people in the UK. Applicants must be supported by the head of an academic department (or equivalent) at a UK university.
What we offer
The award has a maximum value of £225,000 over the period of funding, regardless of length or clinical/non-clinical status of fellows. It is expected, at a minimum, that a university will use the funding to pay for:
- Salary costs for the fellow including all on-costs (superannuation and NI)
- Research costs (e.g. conference attendance, items of small equipment, transcription costs, meeting costs, and expenses for service-user participants)
- Dissemination and publication costs, including at least two open-access publications
Leadership development is a key component of the post-doctoral fellowship. Fellows will participate in a facilitated cohort learning set, meeting regularly over the three-year period of their fellowship. Further details can be found in the guidance for applicants.
We offer membership of THIS Space and access to a mentoring scheme at no cost to fellows.
What we don’t offer
We don’t provide funds for estates, directly allocated or indirect costs.