NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands Studentship

Qualification: PhD

Department: Health Sciences

Application deadline: 9th March 2020

Start date: 28th September 2020

Overview

The University of Leicester and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands (NIHR ARC EM) are pleased to announce funding for a doctoral studentship to commence autumn 2020. NIHR ARC EM is an applied research centre working across the East Midlands. Our research aims to improve outcomes for patients and the public and to increase the efficiency, quality, accessibility and sustainability of health and care services.

The PhD will be aligned to our Translating and Implementing Sustainable Service Improvements (TISSI) theme, with a focus on implementing and de-implementing interventions within healthcare settings. The focus of the PhD should complement the ARC’s portfolio of applied research http://arc-em.nihr.ac.uk/about, and also directly address the NHS long-term plan (https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/).  

Funding

Funding

The studentship will provide:

  • a UK/EU tuition fee waiver for 3 years (full-time registration) or 6 years (part-time registration)

  • annual Stipend at UKRI rates (£15,285 for 2020/21). Part-time awards will be pro rata of the the Stipend amount.

International students are eligible to apply, but will need to provide evidence of being able to cover the difference between the UK/EU and International tuition fee. In addition, evidence of being able to cover their own living expenses will also be required.

*International students are not usually eligible to study part-time in the UK.

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

UK Bachelor Degree with at least 2:1 in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent.

University of Leicester English language requirements apply (where applicable).

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

Project enquiries: Professor Natalie Armstrong 

Application enquiries: pgradmissions@le.ac.uk


How to apply

How to apply

To apply, please use the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this page and select September 2020.

  • Applicants should submit a research proposal of up to 1,000 words which outlines a proposed project addressing the required focus on implementing and de-implementing interventions within healthcare settings. This should be aligned to at least one of the three NIHR ARC EM clinical themes (Managing Multimorbidity, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence).
  • Within the fees and funding section of the application, please indicate that you wish to be considered for the NIHR ARC EM Studentship

Eligibility

Eligibility

UK/EU and International candidates.

*International candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of covering the difference between the UK/EU and International tuition fees for the full duration of their studies. In addition, evidence of covering living expenses will also be required.