|Find a supervisor|
|Develop your research question|
|Plan for OOP and inform TPD|
|Find your collaborators|
|Think about feasibility|
Find a mentor
Start 11 months before funding application deadline and complete by 9 months before funding application deadline
Having a mentor is not essential, but can be helpful.
Mentoring is not supervision or line management – the mentor steps back from the immediate and looks at the bigger picture. Their role is to facilitate you to progress your personal development, not to guide or direct you. Having a mentor at the pre-Fellowship stage can be helpful but isn’t essential.
Universities may also provide mentors if your funding comes from another source.
|Approvals for clinical projects|
|Check whether your study is research|