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PhD funding for aspiring clinical academics including salary funding

PhD funding for aspiring clinical academics including salary funding.

Clinical PhD Fellows will be health professionals registered with a national, health professional regulatory body in the UK.

The GW4-CAT HP PhD Programme was previously open only to medics, dentists and vets however, it is now open to ALL health professionals  registered in the UK or the Republic of Ireland

This scheme is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified health professionals and veterinary graduates who can demonstrate the capability and drive to undertake a period of research with a view to developing a long-term career as a clinical academic.

Academic excellence, evidence of prior and productive research interest/experience and the desire to pursue a career in clinical academia are essential.

Applicants are not expected to have a defined project proposal or supervisor(s) at the application stage. The nature of the applicant’s research question will articulate the areas in which they would be interested in developing a project, and have an idea of which senior supervisors they might work with from the exceptional GW4-CAT HP pool of Wellcome Trust approved supervisors. Click here to view the GW4 Cat HP List of Senior Supervisors (links to external site).

The PhDs and supervisors are based at the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, Cardiff University and the University of Exeter.

Call for applications:  December 2022

Application deadline: January 2023

Panel interview:  May 2023

Start: August – October 2023


For more information, click here to visit the GW4-CAT HP webpage (links to external site.)