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2018 Doctoral Fellowship Scheme OPEN


2018 Health & Social Care R&D Doctoral Fellowships

The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) offers Doctoral Fellowships to support research training in order to increase the Health and Social Care (HSC) R&D capacity and to build an evaluative evidence-based culture. 

The scheme is intended to enable an individual to develop a research career in the HSC by undertaking research training leading to a PhD.

The scheme is open to individuals already employed in the HSC or in voluntary/not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland involved in health or social care provision.

Those who may apply include allied health professionals, dentists, health and social care managers, healthcare scientists, medical staff, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, social workers and other independent contractors. Awardees will continue to be employed within the HSC or a voluntary/not-for-profit organisation for the duration of the Fellowship.

Doctoral Fellowship awards are available for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

An award will provide support for the applicant’s salary costs, tuition fees, research expenses, conference travel and personal and public involvement..

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 2pm.

Potential applicants are advised to contact HSC R&D Division to discuss their application.  Application forms and guidance notes can be obtained from HSC R&D Division:

HSC R&D Division
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street
Tel:         028 9536 3490
Email:     eimear cowan