December 5, 2016

Wellcome Trust Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Course(s) Offered: Medicine, Public Health
Course Level: Graduate (research fellowship)
Provider: Wellcome Trust
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The Wellcome Trust offers the Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to researchers from low- and middle-income countries (developing countries).

This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish independent research programmes. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank).

The Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Eligibility
You can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if you:
  • are a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training
  • have three to six years postdoctoral experience.​
If you don’t have a PhD or degree in medicine, you may still be considered if you have a first or Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience.

You must also:
  • have a strong track record in your area of research and show the potential to become a scientific leader
  • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
  • have a research proposal that is within the public health and tropical medicine remit.
If you've been away from research (eg for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), we'll allow for this when we consider your application. If you've taken formal maternity, paternity, adoption or long-term sick leave, we’ll allow an extra six months for each period of leave when we consider your postdoctoral experience.

Eligible groups
Citizen of ANY Developing country (low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank here)

Participating Institutions
Any eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country. See official website for eligibility for host organizations

Fields of Study
Any field relevant to public health or tropical medicine e.g. medical, biomedical or social science; veterinary medicine; physics; chemistry or mathematics; etc

Number of Awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
An Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is for up to five years and cannot be renewed. It can be held on a part-time basis.

Scholarship benefits
Support includes:
  • a basic salary for the fellow
  • personal removal expenses (if you have to move to take up the post at your host organisation)
  • research expenses, directly related to your proposal (e.g. staff, materials and consumables, animals, equipment, etc)
You can also apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in your research and inspire learning.

After completing a year of this fellowship, you can apply for enhancement funds. These funds allow you to explore new opportunities or paths of discovery, or support unanticipated costs.

Method of Application
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Start your application here. However, you will need to first complete and submit your preliminary application for assessment of your eligibility and suitability. You will receive the decision within one month of the preliminary deadline. If suitable, you’ll be invited to submit a full application.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship award

DEADLINES:
Applications are considered twice a year. You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. Late applications will not be accepted.

For May 2016 rounds: Preliminary application deadline is 23 May 2016. Full application deadline is 18 July 2016. For November 2016 rounds: Preliminary application deadline is 28 November 2016, and Full application deadline is 13 February 2017

PLEASE NOTE:
The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science.

Application Deadline: 13 Feb 2017
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Research Fundings & Fellowships for International Scholars

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