Wellcome 4ward North Clinical PhD Scheme in Northern England
Call for Stage 1 Applications
The 4ward North Clinical PhD Academy invites Stage 1 applications from high quality clinical trainees who wish to undertake a PhD as a first step towards combining research with a clinical career. The Academy is an exciting consortium built on leading research excellence in the Universities of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield in collaboration with The Francis Crick Institute. The Academy has won funding from Wellcome to award places on a prestigious ‘Wellcome clinical PhD programme’ over a five year period.
At this first stage, 20 applicants will be selected based on CV and a short vision statement of why they want to undertake research training. All 20 will work-up a cutting-edge PhD proposal with our pool of leading supervisors. Of these, five will be selected for funding by shortlisting and interview in spring 2018 (Stage 2 selection) and will begin their PhD as Wellcome clinical doctoral fellows in autumn 2018. Those successful at Stage 1 but not Stage 2 will be supported through the application process to other funders. The Academy can support all clinical specialties across the breadth of the 4 Universities.
Further details of the selection process, eligibility, application forms and important dates are at http://www.4wardnorth.org.uk/how-to-apply/application-overview
To apply for this exciting opportunity applicants should submit a Stage 1 application form to N4Leeds@leeds.ac.uk, or alternatively please click the apply button.
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 23rd October 2017 (noon).
If you would like to meet potential supervisors and hear more about 4ward North, register for the launch event in Manchester on 21st September 2017 .