Pre-doctoral Fellowships

Our Pre-doctoral Fellowship Programme, provides research training awards for registered health and social care professionals (excluding medicine and dentistry) who wish to develop either:


  • their clinical academic career; combining clinical practice and development with clinical research and research leadership
  • their practitioner academic career; combining professional practice and development (for example in social care, policy or public health) with research and research leadership

The pre-doctoral programme is aimed specifically at health and social care professionals who aspire to undertake PhD level study.  Award holders receive funded research time, academic supervision and excellent training opportunities to prepare an application for submission for an NIHR or similar doctoral fellowship opportunity, which includes a research proposal and suitable training and development plan.


Find out about our current Predoctoral Fellowship award holders: