Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.

Awards are offered at all nine universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London. Details of the specific research training opportunities available at each university are described below. Awards will normally be taken up in October 2017.

Applicants must have a first degree in a discipline relevant to primary care research and will be expected to complete a PhD/DPhil during the award period. The precise academic qualifications required depend on the university and training offered. This award will fund tuition fees up to the value of Home/EU fees; students with overseas status are welcome to apply but will need to fund the remainder of their fees from alternative sources. As the universities do not always offer mentorship in every discipline relevant to primary care, it is possible to apply for a “linked” award so that applicants can benefit from training within the School but maintain a link with, or be primarily based within, a university outside the School that can provide discipline-specific mentoring.

In these cases, the linked SPCR partner must be agreed and specified in the application. Studentship awards include tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend normally of £16,000 and a contribution towards research and training costs. Students at University College London will receive a London weighting and students at Cambridge and Oxford will receive college fees.

All applicants must ensure that their proposed research project is compatible with the published NIHR remit



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