Academic Toolkit - ACT!

Funding Application Deadline Fellowship Start Date
F-12 F-11 F-10 F-9 F-6 F-3 F-1 F0 F+1 F+3 S0 S+12 S+24 S+36


This page displays a Gantt chart (a timeline) which is intended to help guide trainees who are looking to undertake a PhD or MD during their paediatric training.
Each milestone links to further advice and resources to help you on your research journey.
In the timeline x-axis, "F" is the Funding Application Deadline date and "S" is the Fellowship Start Date; so "F-12" is "12 months before the funding application deadline" etc.

Pre-PhD preparation
Initial planning
Find a supervisor
Develop your research question
Plan for OOP and inform TPD
Find your collaborators
Investigate funders
Think about feasibility
Find a mentor
Approvals for clinical projects
Check whether your study is research
Funding application
Project outline
Preliminary data
Impact statement
Data management plan
Collect collaborator contributions
Collect collaborator costings
Gantt chart
Collect collaborator letters of support
Justify resources
Collect reference from Head of Department
Final application checks
Internal review
Costings / budgets
University sign off
Update CV and collaborators
Await funding decision
Prepare to start
Post-funding approvals
Funded period
First year PhD
Second year PhD
Third year PhD
After completion
F-12 F-11 F-10 F-9 F-6 F-3 F-1 F0 F+1 F+3 S0 S+12 S+24 S+36

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