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Research Training Schemes

CSO offers a number of research training opportunities to individuals who wish to pursue a career in research in a health care related field or who would like to build on their research skills.

Doctoral Fellowships in Health Services and Public Health Research

The Doctoral Fellowships are intended to give graduates in relevant disciplines the opportunity to work towards a PhD and provide research training in an area of research relevant to the needs of the NHSScotland. Some current Fellowships include a study of the transition of cancer patients from paediatric to adult services and the development of a strategy for patient nutrition following critical illness.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Services and Public Health Research

These awards are intended for individuals who are postdoctoral but as yet do not have sufficient experience as independent researchers to build and lead their own research team. It would be expected that successful applicants will be able to take on the role of Principal Investigator on completion of their Fellowship and have the potential become a UK leader in their field.

Clinical Academic Training Fellowships

These are Fellowships for Doctors (and Dentists) currently within training and allows protected time to complete a PhD.  The research undertaken during a Clinical Academic Fellowship can be Health Services, Experimental or Primary Care.

CSO encourages individuals the above schemes to network with each other and hosts an annual meeting where presentations are made. Fellows are also offered the opportunity to learn about the process of grant application through, for example, attendance at a committee meeting.

Application rounds for the schemes are advertised on our SHOW site.

Contact: Dr Elaine Moir - 0131 244 2215