The University of Kent are offering five 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) supported by the Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS). We welcome applications to undertake health and social care services research and/or evaluation commencing in October 2020. These studentships are linked to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex which aims to develop applied health and social care research across the region for the benefit of patients and the public.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public.
The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate home/EU rate (£4,407 per year) plus an annual maintenance stipend per annum £15,285 (2020-2021 rate). In addition, there is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books.