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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.

Applications will be sought on an annual basis from talented clinicians who wish to obtain high quality research training leading to a PhD by working with our pool of internationally renowned supervisors.

Why 4ward North

Supervisor Profiles

How to Apply

After your PhD

Current Trainees

Phase 2

The deadline for submission of Phase 2 applications is Monday 6th March 2017 (12 Noon)    ....

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Latest Update

Outcomes of Phase 1 Applications are announced

4ward North received 63 high calibre applications for the Academy of which 27 were successfully accepted on to Phase I of the programme.

These successful applicants gathered on the 12th December 2016 at the Academy Launch event in Leeds where they were able to meet with prospective supervisors.

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