Event date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Clinical doctoral fellowships: a step-by-step guide for applications


We’re excited to announce this event aimed at helping you navigate the process of applying for a Clinical doctoral fellowship. As with many funding sources, there is often a complex mixture of stakeholders whose advice and guidance you will need along the way.

Bamburgh Suite, King's Road Centre

The NIHR Newcastle BRC are therefore pleased to be co-hosting, ‘Clinical doctoral fellowships: a step-by-step guide for applications’, a multi-stakeholder event that aims to demystify the yellow brick road that leads to the submission of a doctoral clinical research fellowship (full programme available here – Programme – Clinical Doctoral Fellowships event 17 Oct)

This is the first event of its kind to bring all these stakeholders together to help understand the process of applying for a doctoral fellowship. It offers you the opportunity to listen to short talks and attend surgeries and get one-to –one advice from each stakeholder in each stage of the process. Sign up here

Event schedule:

12.00 – 5 minute sessions from key speakers

  • Introduction to Fellowship and overview of the process – Professor Justin Durham, Clinical Academic Office
  • Forming and feedback on your study – Tracy Scott, PPI
  • Methodology and Expertise – Dr Bronia Arnott and Dr Jo Lally, RDS
  • CTU: is it pilot, is it feasibility or is it full? – Helen Hancock and Rebecca Maier, CTU
  • IP & Commercialisation: is it worth anything? – Lynda Speed, Business Enterprise Team
  • Overall application and award process (costings, sponsorship and outcome) – Layla McMullen, Amanda Temby and Fiona Airey, NJRO

12.45 – Lunch

13.15 – 14.00 Surgeries

  • NIHR Research Design Service – Dr Bronia Arnott and Dr Jo Lally
  • Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement (PPI/E) – Helen Sandford and Helen Atkinson, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University
  • Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit – Helen Hancock and Rebecca Maier
  • Costing – Layla McMullen and Amanda Temby
  • Sponsorship and Contracting – Fiona Airey
  • Funding Development – Gwen Averley
  • IP and commercialisation – Enterprise Team, Lynda Speed
  • The benefits of being an NIHR CRN Portfolio study – Chris Speed, LCRN
  • Clinical Academic Office & Recent Doctoral Fellowships – Charlotte Currie, Helen Hanson, Professor Justin Durham
  • NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre 

*Please note, speakers and titles may change slightly*

This event is open to all health professionals and anyone interested in applying for a clinical doctoral fellowship. It will involve a blend of didactic sessions, and surgeries on aspects of the application process.

Cosponsored by: NIHR Newcastle BRC, ExCitE (EXternal Clinical FellowshIps SupporT programmE) and the Newcastle Joint Research Office.

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Sign up here