PhD Training Fellowships for Clinicians

This scheme offers clinicians the opportunity to undertake a PhD within a structured and mentored training environment.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

Who can apply

You can apply for a PhD Training Fellowship for Clinicians if you've demonstrated the potential to pursue a career as an academic clinician.

Our programmes are based in centres of excellence throughout the UK. These programmes provide research opportunities for clinicians from a range of specialties. Each programme is structured to reflect the expertise of the organisation in which it’s based.

Find out more about eligibility for these programmes by visiting the university websites.

Programmes: currently recruiting

The following organisations have clinical PhD programmes that are currently recruiting:

A PhD undertaken on one of our clinical programmes is usually for three years, and can be held on a part-time basis. Each programme includes support for:

  • a clinical salary
  • PhD registration fees at the UK/EU rate
  • college fees (where required)
  • research expenses
  • general training costs.

What we don’t offer

We don't fund overheads.

To apply for a PhD Training Fellowship, please contact the relevant programme directly.

Please don’t apply to the Wellcome Trust.

Dates

Individual PhD programmes recruit students annually. 

More information

Find out about how we've worked with the funding community to develop principles and obligations setting out what we expect from those responsible for clinical training, trainees and funders across the UK.

Definitions

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Clinical

You're a clinically qualified doctor, vet, dentist or a clinical psychologist.

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other postgraduate training schemes.

Key dates

Individual PhD programmes recruit students annually.

Contact us

If you have a question about your application, contact the relevant university PhD programme.