Useful Links

The GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme is funded by the WELLCOME TRUST

As a programme we are committed to supporting the development of the wider clinical PhD community. We do this by opening up our training and conference events whenever possible to clinical fellows within the GW4 institutions. If you would like to be given the opportunity to attend our open events please email and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Pre-PhD Research Opportunities

HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical and Practitioner Academic Programme

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)  Integrated Clinical and Practitioner Academic (ICA) Programme provides research training awards for health and social care professionals, who wish to develop research and research leadership careers a with continued practice and professional development. 


INSPIRE is a national initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust and coordinated by the the Academy of Medical Sciences to encourage medical, dental and veterinary undergraduate students to gain experience and understanding of research.
The links below will take you to the INSPIRE pages for each of the universities involved in the GW4-CAT Programme.


Clinical primers are aimed at medical, dental and veterinary graduates. They are designed to give outstanding early career clinicians the chance to experience a world-class research environment for the first time.


Launched in 2009 the Wales Clinical Academic Track (WCAT) fellowship programme aims to equip clinical academic trainees with a wide range of knowledge and skills required to become independent investigators in translational research.

Clinical Academic Training Careers Hub

Recently launch by the Medical Schools Council, the Clinical Academic Training Careers Hub (Catch), is an online resource aimed at providing a wealth of information on clinical academic careers, from career pathways to interviews with clinical academics. Use the link to access the website.

UK Reproducibility Network

Keep up to date with the UK organisation looking to improve the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research.

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