1. When can I apply to the CLAHRC EoE fellowship programme?
The fellowship programme runs from January to December each year.
The call for applications is usually made in June of each year for applications to be submitted by mid-August. Deadline dates are publicised on the CLAHRC EoE website: www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk, via our regular e-newsletter (to subscribe please email CLAHRCoffice@cpft.nhs.uk) and via twitter (follow us @CLAHRC_EoE).
Those interested in applying for fellowships are encouraged to identify their area of interest and make contact with the theme lead in order to decide on a possible project prior to application. Details of all theme leads can be found on the CLAHRC website.
2. Do CLAHRC EoE fund fellowships for people from areas outside of the Eastern Region?
The focus within the fellowship programme is on local, applied research and evaluation projects, building capacity for evidence informed practice. For this reason CLAHRC EoE fellowships are for people in the East of England only.
3. Who is eligible to apply for the fellowships?
The CLAHRC Fellowship is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers who would like to develop an understanding of the research environment and skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management.
Fellows must be currently working in the NHS or local government in the East of England and be in a current role where there is potential for influence and introduction of service change. Applications are also open to the third sector, including the voluntary sector and industry, within a context of developing a collaborative healthcare partnership.
4. Does the CLAHRC EoE fellowship fund research costs and travel costs?
The programme will refund travel expenses for work related travel on CLAHRC business. Any expenditure for the conduct of the research project must be agreed with the theme lead and the fellows programme lead beforehand and will not be reimbursed without prior agreement.
5. Who is eligible to apply for the PhDs?
Applicants should have a good first degree (usually a minimum of a 2:1).
As CLAHRC EoE host a variety of different PhD opportunities specific eligibility criteria should be checked upon application, as other professional registrations and qualifications may be required.
6. Do CLAHRC EoE fund international PhD students?
CLAHRC EoE prioritises the funding of PhD studentships that have the potential to deliver an impact on patients, public and policy regionally and nationally. Applications for PhDs are considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and interests.
7. How many PhD students can one theme have?
CLAHRC currently funds one PhD student per theme.
8. Are PhD research costs and travel costs covered by CLAHRC EoE?
CLAHRC funds up to £1,000 in research costs and up to £500 in travel costs per PhD student per year during the duration of the PhD. Anticipated costs should be outlined within the project proposal during the application process.
9. Does CLAHRC EoE fund those employed in social care organisations?
Yes, CLAHRC strongly encourages professionals from social care organisations to apply for these opportunities. CLAHRC’s aim is to improve outcomes for service users and patients across the healthcare pathway, which includes both public and third sector social care organisations.