How to apply

There are two stages to the application process.

Stage 1: Recruitment of 4Ward North Academy cohort of health professionals

Deadline: Monday, 30 September 2024

In this stage, around 20 health professionals will be selected based on their CV and a short vision statement.

Once selected, the 20 health professionals will work-up a cutting-edge PhD proposal with our pool of leading supervisors who, along with the Academy Directors, will advise and guide them on building a project culminating in an application to Stage 2.

How to apply for Stage 1

To apply in the first instance, please complete a Stage 1 application form, which includes sections for you to provide structured CV information and a vision statement.

We are looking for applicants who demonstrate a clear commitment to building a clinical academic career based on their achievements and outputs, and who have a vision for how a 4Ward North funded PhD fellowship will support their ambitions to become a senior clinical academic.

Read the 4Ward North Guidance for Stage 1 Applicants (Word).

Download and complete the 4Ward North Stage 1 Application Form (Word).

Please save your completed application form as a PDF before submitting to us. 

Please also complete the 4Ward North EDI survey.

Send your completed application form by email to

If you are successful in your application for Stage 1, you’ll be invited to apply for Stage 2.