Prevention and early detection in health and social care theme studentship

PhD studentship funded by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England.

Location: One of the universities in the NIHR ARC East of England

Funding for: UK students, EU students

Funding amount: £15,009 p.a. plus tuition fees

Hours: Full time

The East of England (EoE) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) is a five year collaboration between Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the Universities of Hertfordshire, Cambridge, East Anglia and Essex along with NHS trusts, transformation (STPs) partnerships, charities, industry and patient led organisations and partners across the region.

A fully funded PhD studentship from October 2020 for three years (full time study) is offered for an outstanding early stage researcher to conduct applied research relevant to prevention and early detection in health and social care. The studentship is an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious researcher who is keen to develop as a future leader in applied research.

  • Applicants should have a 2.1 or higher Honours degree in a relevant discipline, a good knowledge of health or social care and an interest in applied research relevant to a specific aspect of prevention or early detection in health or social care.
  • Applicants with a Masters degree are especially welcome to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate how they will add value to NHS/health, social care or other provider organisations.

Further particulars

The studentship comes with a yearly tax-free stipend at current RCUK rates (£15,009) plus Home/EU tuition fees.

The successful applicant will enrol at one of the four ARC partnership Universities (Hertfordshire, Cambridge, East Anglia or Essex). To promote cross institutional working, it is anticipated that one supervisor(s) will be based at a second partner university.

Suggested topic areas for PhD study and linked supervisors

PhD research questions and proposed programmes of work must align with the EoE NIHR ARC Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care theme and ideally involve one or more of the ARC’s four ‘populations in focus’ (Great Yarmouth and Waveney, Peterborough and Fenland, Stevenage and Thurrock). These are communities where people experience inequalities of income and health and have, until now, had few opportunities to benefit from applied research to improve their access to services.

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to identify a possible principal supervisor from one of the four ARC partner Universities and contact them directly to discuss their proposal.

For further information, and to download an application form please go to visit the NIHR website and submit with a CV.

Applicants should send their completed form to Jane Schultz, Senior Programme Support Officer NIHR ARC EoE.

Closing date

23:59 on 6 March 2020.

Applications received after this time will not be considered. Applications not including any of the above information will not be shortlisted. The studentship will commence October 2020.