Clinical PhD Fellowships Funding Call 2018

Submission Deadline: 27 March 2018

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is seeking a number of exceptional individuals to undertake three year Clinical PhD Fellowships that will make significant contributions to our translational aims in ageing and long-term conditions.

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

The overarching aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC is improving lives through world class research in ageing and long-term conditions. This will be achieved through building on our excellence in experimental medicine in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin & oral disease, and apply advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these individual long-term conditions to ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia, frailty and multi-morbidity.

BRCs are funded by NIHR to drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and translate advances in research into patient benefit by bridging the first translational gap with a requirement that research benefits patients within 5 years. Any projects we fund must have clear potential clinical implications and identifiable outcomes that will move scientific research closer to patient benefit, this may also include the early development of medical or healthcare technology. Projects should aim to attract follow-on funding.

Fellowship Overview

Applications are invited from UK-registered Clinicians (including Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, and other Allied Health Professionals) with fellowship proposals that address the overarching aim of the NIHR Newcastle BRC in Ageing and Long-Term Conditions. We particularly welcome applications from Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working with older people.

The award offers 3 years full-time funding to undertake a PhD and is aimed at individuals, of outstanding potential, early in their research careers.

Key Dates

  • Call Opens: 30 January 2018
  • Submission Deadline: 27 March 2018, 5pm
  • Interviews: June 2018
  • Project Start Date: October 2018


The award will cover:

  • Salary costs: corresponding to your stage of training, up to but not including NHS consultant level.
  • Up to £15,000 per year; to cover tuition fees, consumables, conference travel and other research running costs.

Please note: The NIHR Newcastle BRC is not permitted to fund animal work of any description.

How to Apply

Applicants must read the application guidance notes in advance of starting their application.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to by the 5pm on 27 March 2018.

Please note: Applications which do not follow the guidance or are received after the deadline will not be considered.