Applications are invited for Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships, which will be awarded jointly by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Stroke Association.

The funding call is currently open. The deadline for applications is 1.00pm on Thursday 11 April 2019.

The Fellowships create dedicated time for healthcare professionals in England working in an eligible profession to develop an application to a competitive, peer-reviewed doctoral level research training fellowship. They also fund programmes of academic training to equip awardees with the skills and experience necessary for them to access doctoral level funding.


Fellowships are normally a two-year award, during which the Fellows split their time equally between their clinical position and the academic training funded through the Fellowship.

Alternatively the Fellowship can be taken up part time over 30 to 40 months, or applicants can propose to undertake the Fellowship full time over 12 months.


Please visit the NIHR website for more information, details of how to apply, and guidance for applicants. Anyone interested should contact the Stroke Association via to discuss their research area before applying.