THIS Institute, invites applications from UK universities for doctoral fellowships. Successful universities will be awarded funding to select and train high-calibre postgraduate students in the area of improvement in healthcare quality and safety. These awards are only to UK universities only.
Funding is available for three year (PhD) or four year (Masters + PhD) programmes. Successful universities will be responsible for their own recruitment and may appoint clinical or non-clinical fellows. Awards will include a salary/stipend, fees (where applicable) and research expenses. Fellows recruited by universities will be invited to join a supported community of improvement researchers hosted by THIS Institute.
Universities should propose projects that will help to build the evidence base for improving quality and safety in the UK health system. As well as supporting disciplines already active in this area (such as health services research, law, epidemiology, data science and social science), this scheme is also looking for fresh thinking and contributions from fields beyond healthcare. Universities should show they can provide a high quality environment for building research capacity, with excellent supervision in place.
“If you’re interested in applying, I’d strongly encourage potential supervisors to contact THIS Institute’s fellowship team before starting an application. We can confirm if the proposed project is within scope. You can contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org” says Fiona McIntyre, THIS Institute’s Fellowship Manager.