I wanted to draw your attention to this important initiative and encourage you to support the people in your teams with the potential and energy to take up these posts to do so. It would be beneficial if you could distribute this information to the appropriate members of your team. The NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship is aimed at graduate (post-degree) nurses, midwives and allied health professionals sited in England who have at least 1 year's experience of clinical practice since graduating; have had sufficient research experience or research training to prepare then to undertake a PhD; and wish to obtain a PhD by research whilst still developing their clinical skills.
Individuals who can demonstrate a role in, or contribution to, improving health, health care delivery or services are eligible. The fellowships provide funding for salary and research costs appropriate for a research training award.
Please note that the application process, form and guidance notes for the NIHR C-DRF is different from the NIHR DRF (part of the NIHR Fellowship Scheme).The closing date for completed applications is 1:00pm on Wednesday 8th April 2009.