Call for doctoral and advanced fellowship applications

Moorfields Eye Charity is delighted to be partnering with the NIHR Academy to jointly fund Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships. 

Dr Lisa Cotterill, NIHR Academy Chief Executive explains “Successful ‘Partnership researchers will become part of an active and supportive research community which can draw on the enormous benefits and opportunities that cross-sector working can bring, helping to grow the number of future research leaders in key health areas.”

Doctoral Fellowships

Partnership Fellowships at the Doctoral level provide an opportunity to undertake exciting and impactful research; supporting individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research that is also aligned with the charity partner’s area of interest.

Partnership Fellowships at the Doctoral level are three year full-time awards that can also be undertaken on a part-time basis of between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Financially the fellowships include full salary support, PhD fees and research costs; allowing researchers protected time to concentrate on their research, as well as supporting the development of a bespoke training and development programme.

Advanced Fellowships

Partnership Fellowships at the Advanced level are designed for researchers at a post-doctoral level who:
● have not yet established themselves as an independent researcher
● are looking to establish themselves as an independent researcher or improve their international recognition.
● are looking to transition into applied health research from a basic science background; or looking to re-establish their research career following a significant career break.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis (between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent).

Financially the fellowships include full salary support and research costs, allowing researchers protected time to concentrate on their research, as well as supporting the development of a bespoke training and development programme to meet their individual needs and career trajectory.

Jointly funded Partnership Fellowships allow researchers an opportunity to maintain and build a relationship with both the NIHR Academy and Moorfields Eye Charity. Award holders will also be able to engage with and receive valuable input from patient groups, as well as having the opportunity for increased exposure of research outcomes and outputs.

The Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships application period runs as follows:-

• Advanced Fellowships open on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and close at 1pm, Tuesday 4th June 2019
• Doctoral Fellowships
open on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and close at 1pm, Tuesday 18th June 2019

See our ‘apply for funding’ pages to read about all of our joint NIHR MEC fellowships and all other grant making programmes.