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Applications are now open for ARC Greater Manchester’s Pre-doctoral Fellowship Programme

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Applications are now open for ARC Greater Manchester’s Pre-doctoral Fellowship Programme

Each year since the inception of ARC-GM, we have offered professionals from the health and care system in Greater Manchester the opportunity to spend time with researchers to develop a competitive PhD proposal. By contributing up to £20,000 in backfill per Fellowship, plus a £2,000 training budget, ARC-GM aims to develop research capacity across a range of disciplines. Previous Fellows include those from Social Work, Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Dietetics.


Capacity Building Programme Manager, Ross Atkinson, commented: 


“Not only are we seeing an increase in the number of people applying to our Fellowships, but we are attracting interest from a wide range of professional backgrounds – not just in the NHS. We are particularly keen to receive applications from those working in Local Authorities and other organisations where research is perhaps less prominent to see how we can support. This week is Social Work Week – social work is one area we are looking to make a difference.”


Laura McGarrigle, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and ARC-GM Pre-doctoral Fellow, shared her experience: 


“I had a project plan in place, had made contact with potential supervisors and an awareness of what future self-development was required. Having been successful in gaining a pre-doctoral fellowship position, I have found I have more self-confidence when it comes to engaging with opportunities that arise and accepting the challenges head on!"


Guidance for applicants, a link to the online application form and information about previous years’ Pre-doctoral Fellows can be found on the ARC-GM website here.


Published 20/03/2023


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