Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Tracker

Method

Each year, members of the cohorts receive a short online survey asking about their career intentions and development. New cohorts are added to the tracker each year as grantholders enter their final year, while former awardees continue to receive the survey annually. Since its launch, our Clinical Career Tracker has achieved a very high annual response of around 80 per cent.

Who are we tracking?

  • Clinical PhD Programmes provide support for aspiring academics wishing to undertake rigorous research training in a structured environment.
  • Research Training Fellowships provide support for medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates who hope to have a long-term career in academic medicine and wish to undertake a higher degree.
  • Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates provide support for newly qualified MB/PhD graduates, or those who undertook a PhD during or before starting their medical degree, to make an early start in developing their independent research careers.
  • Intermediate Clinical Fellowships provide support for outstanding medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates to continue their research interests at a postdoctoral level and work towards independence.
  • Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science provide support for clinical investigators to further develop their research potential and to establish themselves as leading investigators in clinical academic medicine.
  • Veterinary Research Entry Fellowships (scheme is now closed) provided support for veterinary graduates to undertake research leading to a Master's degree.
  • Integrated Training Fellowships for Veterinarians (scheme is now closed) provided up to six years' support to allow veterinary graduates to combine undertaking a PhD with clinical training.
  • Veterinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (scheme is now closed) provided support for veterinary postdoctoral researchers to undertake high-quality research and develop their independence.

Clinical Career Tracker reports and data

Wellcome Trust clinical career tracker: results of wave 3 (2013) [PDF 357KB]

Wellcome Trust clinical career tracker: results of wave 2 (2012) [PDF 93KB]

Wellcome Trust clinical career tracker: results of wave 1 (2011) [PDF 141KB]