We are making funding available for PhDs in improvement science to support the long-term development of this field by UK research organisations.
PhD studies in improvement science complement our other investments in this field; the post-doctoral Improvement Science Fellowships and the Improvement Science Development Group, which all contribute to building a scientific evidence base to facilitate improvements across health care.
This funding for PhDs offers an opportunity for researchers to specialise in applied improvement science early on in their career. It will enable them to work with partners and collaborators in the health service, and ultimately contribute to the knowledge base of the science of improvement.
Four research organisations will each receive up to £280,000 funding for two PhD students, giving organisations the opportunity to further develop their research in this emerging field.
The aim of the programme is to develop improvement science by helping to build a critical mass of improvement science research at leading institutions.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 28 October 2014.