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Clinical Training PhD Fellowship Programme

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) has recently launched its Clinical Training PhD Fellowship Programme, which is a three-year programme offering full-time salary funding for fellows to undertake a PhD. The fellowship will allow protected time to concentrate on research, training and development. Applications are welcome from clinicians and wider health care professionals, including nurses, allied health professional (AHP) staff, pharmacists, psychologists and health care scientists, who can demonstrate excellent potential to be paediatric translational researchers of the future.

The call is open nationally, with applications welcome from any clinician or wider health care professional who is interested in undertaking a PhD at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH).  Applicants are expected to develop a project proposal as part of their application, which aligns with the overarching objectives of the NIHR GOSH BRC to support translational research focused on paediatric rare or complex diseases.

As part of the application process, candidates will need to contact relevant supervisors at GOSH/UCL GOS ICH before applying. The BRC can help facilitate initial meetings with prospective supervisors if required. Projects may also be collaborative and involve a supervisor and research time at our partner sites within the NIHR GOSH BRC Paediatric Excellence Initiative (Birmingham, Sheffield and Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals).

The NIHR GOSH BRC anticipates supporting up to four fellows as part of the programme. The Fellowship provides each successful awardee with:

  • Full time salary commensurate with their stage of training for clinicians - this is up to but not including NHS consultant level. Wider health care professionals will receive a full time salary equivalent to their current NHS band.
  • The cost of tuition fees based on the UK (Home) rate PhD tuition fees for three years full time.
  • Up to £5,000 non-pay budget per year to support research activities.
  • Access to a training package of transferable skills for researchers and the opportunity to apply for additional consumables funding and an annual PhD prize.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 9th January 2024. Please visit our website to find out more about the Programme and for details of how to apply:  NIHR GOSH BRC Clinical Training PhD Fellowships for Clinicians and Wider Health Care Professionals | Great Ormond Street Hospital

Candidates are strongly encouraged to read the guidance in full before preparing an application. Applications are to be submitted via UCL Jobs, with separate adverts to apply to depending on your profession.   All applications submitted across the two adverts will be considered competitively in one call. Salaries included on the UCL Jobs adverts are indicative.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at brc@gosh.nhs.uk. Please also forward onto any colleagues who you think might be interested in applying.

Best wishes,



Alice Holt

Research Operations Manager


GOSH BRC website

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