Doctoral Fellowship

In 2016 The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund launched its Baily Thomas Doctoral Fellowships.  Following a high level of interest and number of applications, at the Trustees' meeting in June 2016 the Trustees decreed to support the following studies:-

  • "An investigation into the role of attentional control in autism spectrum disorders" being undertaken at the University of Nottingham;
  • "The mental health of father carers of a son or daughter with a learning disability: A mixed methods approach" being undertaken at the University of Glasgow.

Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year to support promising researchers to complete a PhD on a topic relevant to people with learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities).

Please click here to follow this link for further guidance and to access the application form.


The next deadline for applications is 1 March 2018.  Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in June 2018. Fellowships will be awarded in open competition.