Established in April 2012 and recently renewed 2022-27, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is a partnership between nine leading centres of academic public health research excellence across England. Members of the School for 2022-2027 are Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge and Exeter; Imperial College London; The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster; Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities; and PHRESH, a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Keele.
We aim to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation. The School conducts applied public health research to increase the volume and quality evidence on cost-effective interventions and supports local public health practitioners and policy makers to engage with research and seek out research evidence to inform their decisions.
Today, we have launched our PhD studentship competition, which offers a flexible opportunity to start a PhD in April 2022 for part-time applicants (studentships up to 5 years part-time) and by October 2022 for full-time applicants (3 year studentships). Applications are invited from individuals who wish to develop a career in public health research. Our goal is to recruit outstanding and diverse candidates across the full range of studentships. We are committed to a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community and welcome applications from disabled people and those of different cultures, genders, ages, ethnicities and beliefs.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to public health research and will be expected to complete a PhD during the award period.
This award will fund tuition fees up to the value of UK fees (annual tax-free stipend at £15,609 at UKRI rate) and a contribution towards research and training costs. Overseas students are welcome to apply but will need to fund the remainder of their fees and any visa requirements from alternative sources.
We are advertising a total of 27 projects, of which we expect to fund up to 9 studentships. Find out more about the projects on offer and read the guidance document here: NIHR SPHR_studenships_advert_and_projects_ v1.1
The application has three stages, firstly complete the application form, upload the required documents and submit by 5pm Thursday 18th November 2021. You can select up to maximum of three projects in your application.
If you would prefer to view the guidance document as a webpage, please follow this link; https://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/nihr-sphr-phd-studentships-2022-call-for-applications/