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HSC R&D Pre-Doctoral Bridging Scheme now Open

The scheme is now closed

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th August 5pm



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.

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


Application forms and guidance notes are available to download from the HSC R&D website

For details regarding the eligible professions please click here

Please note the deadline for applications is Friday 26th August 2022

For further information please contact Eimear Cowan