The NIHR Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship (DLAF) scheme supports individuals based within local authorities and supporting services to undertake fully funded PhDs. It’s a fantastic opportunity for social workers and others based in local authorities to build on their existing experience make a difference through research.
These fully funded doctoral fellowships allow awardees to retain their existing employment contracts and salaries, whilst protecting their time to undertake a research doctorate, academic training, professional development and some appropriate continued practice. When taken full-time, fellowships have a duration of three years, but can be taken over as long as six years when taken part-time.
The DLAF scheme is open now. Find out more about the wider Local Authority Academic Fellowship Programme and our associated opportunities: