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 the head of an academic department nominating a candidate fellow to be hosted by that department. Nominated individuals may have 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.
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.