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HSC R&D Bridging Scheme Launched

Do you work in social care? Are you a nurse, midwife, allied health professional, pharmacist or healthcare scientist?

Could you be looking to undertake a PhD level fellowship?

Do you want to make a difference through undertaking high quality clinical research?

If so the HSC R&D Bridging Scheme will be of interest to you. It offers a 6 month pre-doctoral award of up to £10,000. The award can contribute towards salary backfill costs, training modules, travel expenses and access to high quality academic mentorship. Awardees will be released for up to 50% of their contracted hours to focus on the development of their research career and work towards a successful HSC R&D or NIHR Doctoral Fellowship application.

Application forms and guidance notes are available to download by clicking on the relevant document below.


Also see the advert and FAQ document, manager guidance. For details regarding the eligible professions please see the NIHR Website.

You can also click here to watch a short video about one recent candidate's experience of the scheme.