The Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT) and the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) invite front-line health professionals to apply for a Doctoral Training Fellowship. After the success of the previous three funding rounds, this is the first of three new funding opportunities to be offered over the next three years for doctoral research that will ultimately benefit healthcare for older people.
Eligible candidates for the clinical research fellowship include doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals working with older people. One award will be made each year, with the award covering the costs of the Fellowship on a full-time or part-time basis.
New research that enables high-quality, person-centred care for older people remains vital. The Fellowship is open to research projects that have the potential to prevent, delay or reduce future health and social care requirements and to improve older people’s functional ability. Projects related to COVID-19 will be considered but proposals that address other age-related conditions are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on the 8th April 2022 and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in late September. Note that in previous rounds the success rate of applications was ~15-20%. Applicants must be a member of the British Geriatrics Society for the lifetime of the grant and meet the requirements for a programme of PhD study at a UK-based University. The grant will cover salary and tuition fees, as well as appropriate running expenses and travel costs.
‘We are proud to co-fund a second round of three Doctoral Fellowships with the Dunhill Medical Trust. The BGS/DMT Fellowship scheme enables early career researchers to combine their research with clinical work. This funding offers a fantastic opportunity to build research knowledge that ultimately contributes to improved care for older people.’
Dr Jennifer Burns, President, British Geriatrics Society