Ageing, rehabilitation and palliative care
In October 2009 DMT launched a pilot scheme of Research Training Fellowships (RTFs) to provide talented clinicians, health professionals and scientists with the opportunity to undertake research training together with a practical research project leading to a higher degree, as a basis for a career in research in the fields of ageing, rehabilitation or palliative care.
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 health 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.
Outcome of Pilot Round
A pilot round of DMT Research Training Fellowships was held in 2009/10 and resulted in two Fellowships being awarded to:
Outcome of Second Round
As a result of the sucessful pilot, a further round of Research Training Fellowships was held in 2010/11. The exceptionally strong field of candidates resulted in the award of four further Fellowships:
A third round of DMT Research Training Fellowships is being planned. Prospective applicants are advised to monitor the web site for updates.
To download a specimen copy of the Research Training Fellowship guidelines CLICK HERE
To download the terms and conditions for research and research related grants CLICK HERE
Prospective applicants may find it helpful to note the interview panel's feedback and guidance below, which sets out the hallmarks of a sucessful application: