The information below is for information only and details of any further rounds will be made available on this page in the autumn,
DMT Research Training Fellowships (RTFs) are personal training fellowships to provide opportunities for talented clinicians and health or social care professionals who would like a future career in research aimed at improving care for older people. The RTFs are intended to be flexible and may be undertaken on either a full-time (three year) or part-time (up to 4 year) basis.
The awards may either be in the form of a PhD studentship or granted to experienced professionals who wish to branch into research. Financial support will include either a PhD stipend or an individual’s salary at the appropriate grade (including on-costs), plus an additional amount, up to £10k annually, to cover research expenses, tuition and other fees.
Applicants should hold an appropriate first degree (or equivalent) and are expected to undertake a higher degree during the course of their Fellowship.
The main focus of the RTF will be the completion of a robust training programme to equip Fellows with a detailed understanding of applied research principles and practice. Successful applicants will therefore be expected to undertake a practical research project.
Host institutions for the Fellowships should be a relevant university department, teaching hospital or other recognised research centre within the UK. Supervisors should be experienced researchers based in a host department appropriate to the research proposed and be prepared to commit sufficient time to ensuring that the Fellow receives a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in research methods.
Prospective applicants may find it helpful to note the interview panel's feedback and guidance below, which sets out the hallmarks of a successful application:
It is essential that the following documents are read prior to submitting an application: