The toolkit is structured using a Gantt chart, where each milestone links to further advice and resources to help trainees on their research journey. Topics include (but are not limited to) pre-PhD preparation, initial planning, finding a supervisor, developing your research question, finding collaborators, investigating funders, thinking about feasibility, the funding application, costings, final application checks, university sign off, and funded period years one, two and three.
There are also sections in the toolkit on personal development and case studies of paediatric trainees at different stages of their academic career.
The next steps in Toolkit development are to focus on the post-PhD period and maintaining a clinical academic trajectory.
RCPCH/NIHR Academic Trainee Days
As part of their work to support paediatric trainees, the RCPCH also host regular Academic Trainee Days. The members of the EATC4Children are committed to supporting these sessions. The next Academic Trainee Day is 21st October 2020, this is open to all trainees. Our team members; Eve Smith and Jenny Preston will be leading workshops on the day. For more information and to register visit the RCPCH website.