We are excited to announce that applications for our 2023 ARC East of England Fellowship programme are now open. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 30th November.
NIHR ARC East of England Fellowship Programme 2023
Our flagship Fellowship programme focusses on local applied research, evaluation and implementation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care.
Why apply to our ARC East of England Fellowship Programme 2023?
Hear from one of our current ARC East of England fellow's, Darryl De Souza, who is Therapy Deputy Manager at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Darryl discusses why he chose to do a research project with us and what advice he would give someone who is considering applying to our fellowship programme.
Who can apply?
The ARC Fellowships are aimed at clinicians, health & social care practitioners, voluntary sector staff and NHS managers across the East of England. It is for those who would like to work at the interface of research and practice; develop an understanding of the research environment; and develop skills in research methodology, service redesign, change management and implementing evidence-based improvements into practice. Please note, no previous research experience is necessary to apply for our fellowship programme.
What types of fellowship programmes do we offer?
This year, we have three different fellowship programmes. Please find details of each programme below:
1. ARC Research Fellowship
The research fellowship is a 12-month programme aimed at people working in the voluntary sector and health and social care professionals who are keen to develop an understanding of the research environment, and to develop skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management. The focus is on local applied research and evaluation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care.
The ARC Research Fellows will be funded by the ARC for one day a week for a year (to a maximum of £12,500), to carry out a project during their fellowship year under the supervision of one of the ARC’s senior researchers.
2. ARC Implementation Fellowship
The ARC Implementation Fellowship is a 12-month tailored programme for health and care staff interested in developing knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based improvements in health and care settings, for the benefit of the population. As with the research fellowship, the implementation fellowship will be funded by the ARC to backfill the one day a week fellowship time to a maximum of £12,500.
3. ARC Mental Health Fellowship
This fellowship is for people based in the East of England who work in an area of mental health, including mental health practitioners, clinicians, NHS managers, health and social care practitioners and those who work in education or third-sector settings
The successful fellows will pursue an 18-month supervised project in an area of mental health. Fellows will spend 12-months on a mental health research project, attend bespoke educational seminars, followed by 6-months working on a mental health implementation project. This fellowship is a collaboration with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network who will be delivering the implementation project.