Health Research Fellowship Award

Closing date: 27 November 2019

The fellowship aims to support individuals to become independent researchers through leading and undertaking high-quality research.The fellowship offers up to three years full-time funding (or four or five years part-time), to individuals who have no more than 60-months Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) postdoctoral research experience at the time of applying.

Applications are invited from individuals working across any health-related or scientific discipline to undertake research with demonstrable public, health service practice or policy benefit that which will add to the health research evidence base.

Applicants should show evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and demonstrate how the award will support their potential to become an independent researcher. Health and Care Research Wales consider this a training fellowship and applications should therefore describe a comprehensive training and development programme that the host institution will provide in order to meet identified training needs leading to independent investigator status.

The fellowship will support translational through to applied health services research, including prevention and population health research, and topics relevant to health and social care service integration. Projects focused on pilot and feasibility work, or the early stages of intervention development, where knowledge obtained from these preliminary studies will inform larger future bids, are eligible.

All applicants, including those wishing to undertake earlier translational research, are required to clearly articulate the likely impact of their findings in the short to medium term and explain how these will lead to improvements in healthcare or public and patient benefit.

Applicants should also note the new Excess Treatment and Support Costs process. Since October 2018, researchers applying for certain clinical research grants are required to complete a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) as part of the grant application process. Further information is available in the call guidance documents.

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