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Transdisciplinary Fellowships in Public Health Research

Transdisciplinary Fellowships in Public Health Research

The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Transdisciplinary Fellowships in public health research.

This is the first call for applications to our new Transdisciplinary Fellowship (TDF) scheme. These fellowships will provide people currently working in fields from which public health researchers are not traditionally drawn, such as engineering, architecture, public policy, arts and humanities or data science, but who would like to move into public health research and undertake a fellowship in the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

The TDFs will be available for up to 24 months based at one of our member institutions, offering those appointed the opportunity to consolidate and build their CV and to prepare funding applications to secure future funding (e.g., an NIHR fellowship). We expect to award up to three fellowships.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 11th March.

Who can apply for these fellowships?

These fellowships are aimed at people working outside of public health research but in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, architecture, law, public policy, data science). Public health research is transdisciplinary and intersects with many areas of society. Successful applicants will have a strong research track record in their base discipline, which must have relevance to public health. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of research outputs in a form relevant to their field and demonstrate the impact of this work.

Who is not eligible to apply?

Individuals who are working in a discipline that is traditionally recognised as a route into public health research. This includes epidemiology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, health economics, medical statistics, nursing, dentistry and professions allied to medicine such as physiotherapy and nutrition. If you are not sure if you are eligible to apply, please contact sphr.training@ncl.ac.uk.

Are these fellowships open to international applicants?

The fellowships are open to UK citizens and those with confirmed right to work in the UK.

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