Monday, 9 December 2013

Research Training Fellowships

The Dunhill Medical Trust have announced up to four Research Training Fellowships to be awarded in Spring 2014.

Applications are invited from talented clinicians and health or social care professionals (including more senior staff) working in the NHS, social services or UK higher education institutions who would like a career in research aimed at improving care for older people, but lack the necessary training and academic grounding.

Whilst successful candidates will be expected to undertake a practical research project, the main focus of the Fellowships will be on the completion of a robust training programme to equip them with a detailed understanding of applied research principles and practice. Applicants will also be expected to undertake a higher degree (eg. MPhil, MRes, PhD) during the course of the Fellowship.

A specific focus for this round of Research Training Fellowships is on the new health and social care system and how innovation can provide better person-focused, integrated care for older people. Successful candidates will be enabled to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to this important and wide-ranging topic by being provided with the appropriate research training and support as a DMT Fellow.

DMT Research Training Fellowships are intended to be flexible and may be undertaken on either a three year full-time or four year part-time basis.Financial support may be either in the form of a PhD stipend or an individual's salary at the appropriate grade (including on-costs), plus up to £10k p.a. to cover research expenses, tuition and other fees.

Host institutions for the Fellowships should be a relevant university department, teaching hospital or other recognised research centre within the UK. Supervisors should be experienced researchers based in a host department appropriate to the research proposed and be prepared to commit sufficient time to ensure that the Fellow receives a through theoretical and practical grounding in research methods.

Potential applicants should visit DMT's website where detailed guidelines for the Research Training Fellowship scheme and application forms can be downloaded. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 January 2014.

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