CSPCT and NIHR Joint Funded Award

Funding opportunity open to full CSP members

The CSP Charitable Trust is delighted to be partnering with the NIHR Academy, to jointly fund one Doctoral Fellowship or Advanced Fellowship per year.

Dr Lisa Cotterill, NIHR Academy Chief Executive explains “Successful ‘Partnership researchers will become part of an active and supportive research community which can draw on the enormous benefits and opportunities that cross-sector working can bring, helping to grow the number of future research leaders in key health areas.”

Professor Jo Jackson, CSP Charitable Trust Chair comments: "The partnership between the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust and NIHR and represents an exciting opportunity to develop leading researchers in physiotherapy supporting the future development of the profession." 

Doctoral Fellowships 

Doctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity to undertake exciting and impactful research; supporting individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research that is also aligned with the charity partner’s area of interest. 

Partnership Fellowships at the Doctoral level are three year full-time awards that can also be undertaken on a part-time basis of between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE). 

Financially the fellowships include full salary support, PhD fees and research costs; allowing researchers protected time to concentrate on their research, as well as supporting the development of a bespoke training and development programme.  

Need help with your application? Find out what makes an application excellent from Professor Gary Frost, Chair of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee.

Advanced Fellowships

Advanced Fellowships are designed for researchers at a post-doctoral level who:

  • have not yet established themselves as an independent researcher
  • are looking to establish themselves as an independent researcher or improve their international recognition.
  • are looking to transition into applied health research from a basic science background; or looking to re-establish their research career following a significant career break. 

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis (between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent).  

Financially the fellowships include full salary support and research costs, allowing researchers protected time to concentrate on their research, as well as supporting the development of a bespoke training and development programme to meet their individual needs and career trajectory.  

Find out the common characteristics of a great Fellowship application from Professor Jayne Parry, Chair of the NIHR Advanced Fellowship Selection Committee.

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