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The 7th NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp, in July, saw Dr Gurdeep Mannu, a former OUCAGS ACF in General Surgery, lead the group who won the prize for best overall research-programme grant application.

Dr Mannu and his group, working

Dr Mannu, who is currently an NIHR BRC Fellowship-funded DPhil student at the University of Oxford, attended this year’s prestigious, invite-only NIHR Infrastructure Research Training Camp for doctoral students on 6th-8th July 2016, at Ashridge Business School.

The Camp’s theme was ‘Developing your postdoctoral career: Attracting health research funding’. Approximately 50 doctoral students from around the country attended and worked in groups to develop a public health-related research programme and grant application, under intense time pressures.

Dr Mannu’s group, of which he was the team leader, won the prize for best overall research-programme grant application.

Dr Mannu said: 'It was a challenging and rewarding training camp. We were very grateful to be awarded the prize for the best research programme-grant application for our study evaluating peer-led exercise interventions targeted at teenagers in secondary schools.'

Dr Mannu and colleagues

Read an account of the NIHR Training Camp by one of Dr Mannu’s fellow group members on the day

Find out about Dr Mannu’s time as an ACF at OUCAGS