Two important NIHR schemes which should make aspiring mental health researchers sit up and take notice are launching soon. The NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the NIHR Pre-Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship both launch around end of January and beginning of February. They are fantastic schemes for professionals from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds to take a year to focus on their research ambitions.
Previous awardees Domna Salonen (NIHR Pre-Doctoral fellowship) and Rachel Murphy (NIHR Pre-Doctoral Local Authority fellowship) got together to discuss their best advice for budding applicants.
Find out more about the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship schemes: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/academy-programmes/fellowship-programme.htm
Pre-Doctoral Local Authority Fellowship guidance notes: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/pre-doctoral-local-authority-fellowship-scheme-applicant-guidance-notes/26693