Second round of BGS/Dunhill Medical Trust Doctoral Fellowships for age-related research now open
The British Geriatrics Society has partnered with the Dunhill Medical Trust in co-funding a second round of three Doctoral Fellowships to support research relevant to age-related diseases and frailty undertaken by front-line health professionals. Eligible candidates include doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working with older people. One award will be made per year over the next three years, with each award covering the costs of a Fellowship. Candidates may apply for funding for three years’ full-time or up to six years’ part-time.
The Fellowship is open for research projects that have the potential to prevent, delay or reduce future health and social care requirements and to improve older people’s functional ability. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a hugely damaging effect on older people’s health and quality of life. The impact of the pandemic and the demographic reality of an ageing population create an urgent need for reform of the health and social care system to ensure all older people can access high-quality care in their later years. Research into aspects of clinical care for older people and its application in diverse settings therefore remains essential in this volatile context.
The application window for 2022 opens today with a deadline of 8 April 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 27 September 2022. Applicants must be a member of the British Geriatrics Society for the lifetime of the grant and meet the requirements for a programme of PhD study at a UK-based University. The grant will cover salary, tuition fees and running expenses for the proposed project.
Click on this link to apply https://www.bgs.org.uk/BGSDMT2022