Academic Toolkit - ACT!


Academic writing skills

Advice on how to write academic documents

Assessing existing literature

Advice on how to assess individual papers and systematically review research within a field

CV development

Advice on preparing your Curriculum Vitae.

Core Outcome Sets

Advice on what core outcome sets are and how they can be used

Data handling and management

Advice on how to manage an academic project

Following a non-conventional route to a funded PhD

Here, Tim talks about his experience entering the formal academic world.

How I got into research

A personal account by Gemma Saint.

Dissemination guidance Document

This NIHR guide is for researchers who are applying for funding or have research in progress. It is designed to help you to plan your dissemination and give your research every chance of being utilised.

How to write a grant application Document

A 2015 presentation by Prof. D. B. Dunger. It covers types of grant, the review panel, and the different parts of an application.

AMS Mentoring Programme External link

Provides postdoctoral biomedical and health researchers with career development support by pairing them with an Academy Fellow or senior academic.

Writing a Fellowship application External link

Prof Ros Smyth presenting on How to write a good fellowship application

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How to get started in research Video

Senior academic trainee, Dr. Eve Smith discusses her experience of getting started in research and offers advice on how to get your foot in the door into the world of research.

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