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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.

Come and find out more at our Launch Event for Year 4 on 10th September 2019 in Sheffield (more information will be available shortly). 

Why 4ward North

Supervisor Profiles

How to Apply

After your PhD

Key Dates

Round 3 Launch Event:  10th September 2019
(More information coming soon)

Stage 1 Applications Deadline:  7 October 2019

Welcome Event for new Academy Members:  27th November 2019

Stage 2 Application Deadline:  3rd February 2020

Latest Update

Keynote Speaker at the 4ward North Fellows Event

Professor Simon Boulton, Senior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute gave the keynote lecture at the 4ward North Fellows meeting on the 15 December 2017 in Leeds.  The lecture formed part of a larger event for our 4ward North Academy Fellows aimed to help them develop their PhD fellowship applications.

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