NIHR-WoW Doctoral Fellowships
Providing the opportunity to undertake exciting and impactful research that will underpin a researcher’s development as an independent future leader. The Doctoral Fellowship funds researchers to undertake a PhD.
Wellbeing of Women is delighted to continue to partner with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to jointly fund one Charity Partnership Doctoral Fellowship.
All NIHR Fellowships provide the opportunity to undertake exciting and impactful research that will underpin a researcher’s development as an independent future leader. The Doctoral Fellowship funds researchers to undertake a PhD.
NIHR Charity Partnership Fellowships offer researchers the opportunity to be part of an active and supportive community, drawing on the enormous benefits and opportunities of cross-sector working.
Applications are invited from individuals within an institution sited in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, who can demonstrate a role in, or contribution to, improving health and wellbeing, health and social care or services.
Wellbeing of Women are interested in funding one NIHR Wellbeing of Women Doctoral Fellowship relevant to our remit of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health through the life course. This includes addressing issues related to menstruation, sexual health, fertility, pregnancy, pelvic pain, menopause and the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers.
The Doctoral Fellowship will fund:
- full salary support, including protected time to concentrate on research
- research costs
- a bespoke training and development programme to meet individual needs
- PhD fees
Applicants applying for a NIHR Charity Partnership Fellowship:
- follow the same application process as NIHR Fellowships
- should check the charity eligibility criteria in the guidance notes
- should contact Wellbeing of Women if unsure if their research area is eligible for partnership funding
The NIHR are wanting to promote and increase the number of people with the necessary skills and experience to work at the interface between HEIs, industry and the NHS. Therefore as part of this round we are encouraging applicants to think about how they can involve an industry partner in their application where relevant. Fundable applications which include industry co-funding between 25% and 50% of the total will receive prioritisation in the scenario where the number of fundable applications is more than the budget allows to be funded (like with applications in strategic theme areas). If you are applying with industry co-funding please indicate in the ‘Application Summary Information’ Section and under the sub-heading “Partnership Fellowship” please select “Industry-other”.
Round 11 Call timeline
Call launch: 19 October 2023
Submission deadline: 1 February 2024 by 1 pm
Shortlisting: 9 May 2024
Interviews: 19-20 June 2024
Awards start date: 1 October 2024 to 1 March 2025
Round 10 Call timeline
Call launch: 4 April 2023
Submission deadline: 20 July 2023 by 1pm
Interviews: Week commencing 27 November 2023
Awards start date: 1 April 2024 to 1 September 2024
To apply for a Partnership Fellowship
- For more information about the funding Programme, visit the Fellowship Page
- For help with your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other queries, including about the eligibility for a Charity Partnership Doctoral Fellowship, please contact the Wellbeing of Women research team at email@example.com or call 020 3697 6350.