Wellcome Trust GW4 CAT

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training (GW4-CAT) programme brings together the Universities of in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter to develop the next generation of clinical academics. Supported by the Wellcome trust, funding covers clinical salary, associated project costs, support to travel between consortium members for training and collaboration, and carer support costs where necessary. The scheme is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified trainees 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.

Exceptional early career medical, veterinary and dental graduates will have the chance to join one of over 50 world-leading research groups in population health, cardiovascular science, neuroscience, mental health, infection, immunity & repair, cancer or molecular cell biology, access to a wide range of core and specialist training modules to support their ambitions plus exceptional individualised clinical mentoring.

Projects and application guidelines

Recruitment opens in Spring for entry the following academic year. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after interview in May, and will then develop their research project with guidance from their supervisory team. Academic excellence, evidence of prior and productive research experience and the desire to pursue a career in clinical academia are essential.

Applicants are not expected to have a defined project proposal at the application stage. They should be able to articulate what areas they would be interested in developing a project within and have an idea of which primary supervisors they might work with from the exceptional GW4-CAT pool of Wellcome Trust approved supervisors.

Subject Areas:

  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Public health & Epidemiology
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproduction
  • Neuroscience/Neurology
  • Medical/Clinicl Science
  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cancer/Oncology

Projects available from the University of Exeter through this Centre can be viewed by searching the studentship funding database. Applications for a 2020 start will be open from 1st February 2019 until 12:00 GMT 1st April 2019.