13th September 2017

Health Research Fellowship Award 2017

Health Research Fellowships aim to support individuals to become independent researchers and to undertake high quality research. Applications are invited from across all sectors and scientific disciplines.

The Fellowship offers three years full-time funding (or four or five years part-time) to individuals who have no more than 60-months FTE postdoctoral research experience at the time of applying. Applicants are expected to show evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and demonstrate how the award will support the potential to become an independent researcher.

Projects supported under this scheme should aim to provide robust evidence with clear relevance to patients, the public, service users, carers and/or the organisation and delivery of effective healthcare in Wales. The scheme will support the early stages of intervention development where knowledge obtained from these preliminary studies will provide the underpinning evidence for future pilot testing and evaluation.

All applicants, including those wishing to undertake earlier translational research, should state clearly the likely impact of their findings in the short to medium term and how these will lead to improvements in healthcare or patient/public benefit.

As part of the Health Research Fellowship Call 2017, Health and Care Research Wales would particularly welcome applications addressing ‘Does co-production increase the sustainability of public services?’. Assuming sufficient scientific quality, it is Health and Care Research Wales’ intention to make at least one fellowship award in this area, subject to the application meeting the remit and required criteria. Further information is provided within the theme brief document below.

Closing date: 13:00 on Wednesday 29 November 2017

Find out more and apply here