The Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO) The Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO)

The Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO) provides support for academic training across the range of health professions.

The Office is located within the Research and Enterprise Services support team of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Administrative support to NATO is provided by Yvonne Kirkham (Project Officer).

The office facilitates the liaison between the NHS Trusts, LETB (Local Education and Training Board), NIHR and UEA on the allocation and award of Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lectureships. It also maintains a list of clinical academic trainees, circulates training material and helps with any queries from trainees or academic and clinical supervisors.

The NATO Board meets 4 times a year to discuss ways to improve and expand the IAT programme delivered across the Norwich Research Park. Academic trainees are represented by a Trainees Representative on this board. This is currently Dr Nicholas D Gollop - ACF in Cardiology, who also Chairs the Norwich Clinical Academic Trainees (NCAT).  The current Deputy Chair is Dr Kat Mattishent - ACF in Older People's Medicine (OPM).

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Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians

The Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia together with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute invite applications for 10 fellowships in the PhD Programme for Clinicians, to be taken up by the end of 2017. The fellowships provide funding for: clinical salary, University and College fees and research consumables for 3 years*.  Prior to commencement, the Programme provides up to three months of additional salary support, enabling successful applicants to experience different research groups before choosing their project and PhD supervisor.  Candidates who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health can be funded for an additional 1-year MPhil in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 14th November 2016. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12th or 19th December 2016.

Download the full application details here.

Medical Research Council guidance videos Medical Research Council guidance videos

To assist with your preparation of the perfect fellowship application, you may wish to visit the MRC website and view one of the series of videos featuring members of MRC’s Clinical Training and Career Development Panel to help future clinical research training fellowship (CRTF) applicants to understand the interview process and panel’s perspective.

Although focused on CRTF applications, the videos include tips relevant across fellowship schemes and a mock interview so offer a valuable resource for future applicants across schemes as well.