These awards cover a 24 months fellowship period. Applicants must have a strong academic record and want to develop in their careers in primary care research. The fellowship offers scope for career progression by providing the opportunity to: design an independent research project, conduct the research, analyse data, publish the results and prepare for grant applications to secure future funding. Allied health professional staff are encouraged to apply.
Training opportunities will be provided to successful candidates including:
At QMUL we have support in place to help early-career researchers in preparing their Fellowship applications. This includes your supervisor and co-applicants, and academic reviewers can assess you first draft of the application and provide feedback. Some previously successfully fellowship staff are willing to review your application. QMUL can support applicants in thinking about how to embed patient and public involvement (PPI) in their application.
Get in touch with Juliet Henderson to inform QM of your intention to apply
To view a video of 'How to win a fellowship' click here.
The fellowship is for early career post-doctoral positions and these awards are often awarded to people who have received their PhD in the last 3 years. Applications may however be researchers who have transitioned into applied health research from a different disciplinary background or are returning from a career break. Applicants can apply if they have not yet completed their viva (as long as they have completed it and made any amendments) before their start date in October.
Applicants do not have to be employed by an SPCR research organisation to apply.
It is possible to work at 60% (part time) during this fellowship, particularly if the candidate wishes to continue with their clinical/professional work.
All applicants must ensure their proposed research project is compatible with NIHR remit.
The rate for Fellowships commencing in 2024 is approximately 40k per annum for 2 years, which is a max of 160k (including full time pay, Employers National Insurance, Pension contributions and an overhead for the University). The Fellowship covers salaries and some research costs but not all research costs (these need to be partly covered by other awards or funders).
SPCR Post Doctoral Fellowship - Wolfson Institute of Population Health
QMUL welcomes Expression of Interest in the following research areas:
We welcome Expression of Interest within the following research areas:
Dementia prevention, diagnosis and health inequalities Contact: Dr Charles Marshall
Ethnic inequalities in cardiometabolic disease, pharmacoepidemiology, health data science using large scale real-world observational and genetic data. Contact: Professor Rohini Mathur
Please talk to a supervisor by contacting one of the contacts listed at QM about your proposed project. If they agree to support you and have capacity they can help you work up your application.
To view the current application form and guidance click below
application form and guidance document
The submission date externally is NOW CLOSED
Candidates are informed if they have an interview or not by the SPCR central team by 21st November 2023
Interviews will be held on 13th December 2023
Fellowships will start on 1 April 2024