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Wellcome Clinical PhD Scheme

The Universities of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield have come together to set up the 4ward North Clinical PhD Academy. This Wellcome Clinical PhD Scheme in Northern England brings exciting research opportunities to the brightest clinical trainees.

The programme

We have five clinical PhD places to offer per year. The programme is split into two stages, the first of which involves the selection of around 20 aspiring clinical academics to participate in a lead-in phase when you remain in your current post. Your normal clinical training will continue.

This group of 20 will work with leading researchers from our pool of supervisors across the four institutions to put together a Stage 2 application for one of the five PhD places that will commence in August-October each year.

Our pool of supervisors is drawn from our four institutions and offers a wide spectrum of possible PhD projects. You can find out about the possible PhD projects within our Wellcome PhD supervisor booklet.

The Stage 1 call for applications for the 2016/17 cohort is now closed.

Information for current 4ward North Trainees

Congratulations to those clinical academics who were selected to be 4ward North Trainees in the 2016/17 cohort.

The application form for Stage 2 applications is now available. To obtain your copy, please contact

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 6 March 2017.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Tuesday 25 April 2017 – please reserve this date in your diaries.

Contact us

Any enquiries about the 4ward North Academy (including those from current trainees) should be directed to

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