Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowships for Low- and Middle-income Countries

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Course(s) Offered: Public health
Course Level: Postgraduate, Early Research
Provider: Wellcome Trust
Country to Study in: Low- and middle-income countries

Scholarship Description
Wellcome Trust is offering fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries. Wellcome Trust also offers fellowships for Masters, Intermediate and Senior Researchers.

This Training Fellowship Scheme offers research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

A researcher can apply for a Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if:
  • they are a national of a low- or middle-income country.
  • they have a degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine. Or you have a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training.
  • they have some initial research experience.
The Trust expects candidate to register for a PhD if they’re awarded this fellowship. Candidate may also apply if they have a PhD and no more than three years’ postdoctoral experience.

You must also:
  • 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 or adoption leave as the primary carer, or long-term sick leave, we’ll allow an extra six months for each period of leave when we consider your postdoctoral experience.

Selection Criteria:
  • your research experience
  • the quality and importance of your research question(s)
  • the feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • the suitability of your choice of research sponsors and environments
  • your vision of how this fellowship will contribute to your career development.
The Trust encourages fellows to collaborate with researchers in other low- and middle-income countries.

Eligible groups
Citizens of low- and middle-income countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe

Fields of study
Fellowships are awarded in the field of Public Health

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
3 years. A Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is normally for three years, and can be held on a part-time basis. The fellowship can be for up to four years if you want to do Master’s training or a diploma course relevant to the research proposal.

Scholarship benefits
Support includes:
  • a basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
  • personal removal expenses
  • research management and support costs
  • research expenses, directly related to your proposal
  • course fees – in most cases, you must register for your higher degree at a local academic organisation.
Method of Application
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Start your application here. The stages of application are: Submit preliminary application, Submit full application, External peer review, Shortlisting, and Interview.

We consider applications twice a year: November and May rounds. For November 2017 round, the preliminary application deadline is 30 November 2017, 17:00 GMT and the full application deadline is 12 February 2018, 17:00 GMT. Interviews hold 19–21 June 2018. For May 2018 round, the preliminary application deadline is 9 May 2018, 17:00 BST and the full application deadline is 17 July 2018, 17:00 BST. Interviews hold 21–23 November 2018

We don't accept late applications.

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Application Deadline: 17 July 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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