Mental and physical health fellowships

Applications for this call are closed 

King’s Health Partners hosts two NIHR Biomedical Research Centres and a NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia. Each has a particular focus, with research themes based on physical health and mental health/neurology. There are existing research links between the partner organisations and both our NIHR Biomedical Research Centres have a strong commitment to training, with a dedicated training and research capacity development strategy.

We wish to offer a comprehensive portfolio of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that involve combining supervisory expertise and resources from the two organisations. To facilitate this, funding is made available to support fellows dedicated to working on joint mental and physical health research projects for 1 year. Fellows are supported with salary and non pay budget.

Both NIHR Biomedical Research Centres have successful experience of running one‐year ‘pump‐prime’ (preparatory) funding schemes. Fellows can complete training courses, actively pursue their research project and are expected to prepare a research fellowship application for submission to an external funding body to support a PhD. Fellows are supported with research training, including development of skills to ready them for competing in a funding environment. The one‐year scheme has been successful in allowing us to support a new cohort each year, with all fellows actively pursuing funding gaining further fellowships to continue their project. Importantly, the track record for acquiring external funding is very high.

For further information please contact Claire Dossi, Training Manager, on claire.dossi@gstt.nhs.uk.