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4Ward North Clinical PhD Academy

Programme led by four of the UK’s top Universities

The Wellcome Trust has awarded £5M over the next five years to allow the Universities of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield to combine their strengths in biomedical and health research and create the 4ward North Clinical PhD Academy.

The Academy, in collaboration with The Francis Crick Institute in London, will:

  • award and oversee 25 Wellcome Trust fellowships to allow the best clinical trainees from around the UK undertake a PhD.
  • provide support for a far larger number of fellows through applications to the MRC and other research funders.
  • provide additional bursaries and awards to help the next generation of clinician researchers make the all-important transition to a successful postdoctoral research career.

Call for applications, Round 2 now open:
Deadline 23 October 2017 (9AM).  

For more information on the current round, and to download the stage 1 application form, please visit: Application Process.   

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The Launch of Round 2 Event

Round 2 of the 4Ward North Clinical PhD Programme is taking place in Manchester on the 21st September.  Attendees will have the opportunity to: Meet....

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Keynote Speaker at the Launch of Round 2 Event

The launch of Round 2 of the 4ward North Clinical PhD Programme is taking place in Manchester on the 21st September and we are thrilled to announce that Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Clinical Director at The Francis Crick Institute, is confirmed as our Keynote speaker at the event.  

Registration to the event is mandatory.  To register, please visit: https://4wardnorthround2launch.eventbrite.co.uk 

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