2012 Masters Fellowship for Low and Middle Income Countries, UK

Wellcome Trust offers Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Masters students from  low- and middle-income countries, UK, 2012

Study Subject(s):Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Course Level:Master’s
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:You should be:
-A national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical)
-At an early stage in your career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following 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, The 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, Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Description: This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters degree level. Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme. We are particularly interested in requests for research training support in the social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology. This fellowship is part of a series of career awards aimed at building sustainable capacity in areas of research that have the potential for increasing health benefits for people and their livestock in low- and middle-income countries.This fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Masters course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project. While undertaking a Masters course, fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying; travel costs and support for approved tuition fees. Masters training by distance learning is acceptable.

How to Apply: By Electronically

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 August 2012

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