Royal College of Chiropractors PhD Studentship Grants

In 2015, the RCC announced £100k of matched-funding towards full-time PhD studentships (approximately £8k per student per annum) within the UK between 2015 and 2018. The aim of this initiative is to develop research expertise and to contribute to the evidence-base in areas of priority. While two studentships have commenced, funds remain for a third.

Applications are invited from UK Higher Education Institutions for one studentship, commencing during the 2016/17 academic year, and will be considered in the following research areas:

  • Economic evaluation of chiropractic service provision in the UK
  • Development of patient-reported outcome measures to enhance management and recovery of chiropractic patients
  • Chiropractic patient safety
  • Prognostic research – identification of sub-groups of patients likely to respond to chiropractic management

The RCC will award 50% of the cost of a full-time three-year studentship with the remaining 50% to be provided by the Higher Education Institution and/or other grant-awarding body. Priority will be given to collaborative ventures between chiropractic and non-chiropractic institutions. The student appointed to the studentship need not be a chiropractor, but must be able to demonstrate a background relevant to the proposed area of study.

The funding decision will be based on the quality and feasibility of the proposed research, the extent to which it addresses the RCC’s priority research areas, the background and expertise of the supervisor/s and the suitability of the study environment.

The deadline for applications is Friday 10th June 2016.

The application form and associated terms and conditions of award can be accessed below:

RCC PhD studentship grant_application form
RCC PhD studentship grant_terms and conditions of award