Wellcome Trust is offering research fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. The fellowships are awarded for up to five years and provide a basic salary which will be based on the pay scales of the employing institution or allowances and cover research expenses, training costs.
Study Subject(s): Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Public health and tropical medicine cover a wide range of health problems, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Topics include:
demographic, social science and health economic studies
-epidemiological, field and community based studies
-health care systems and policy research
-measurement of infectious and chronic disease burden -population studies
-clinical trials and case control studies -studies of disease mechanisms in the natural host
-determinants of disease susceptibility and resistance
-immunity or resistance in natural hosts or vectors.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for an independent research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. Fellowships may be held in ‘not for profit’ institutions that are able to sign up to Grant Conditions. Applicant may apply to remain in their current laboratory (even if already holding an established post), to return to one where he/she have previously worked or to move to a new laboratory, in a low- and middle-income country.
Eligibility: Must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country and should be either:
-a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (e.g. biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and three to six years’ postdoctoral experience, or
-a medical graduate with a higher qualification equivalent to membership of the UK Royal Colleges of Physicians (i.e. qualified to enter higher specialist training) or recognized as a specialist within a relevant research area, with three to six years’ research experience -must have a relevant high-quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader.
-Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master’s level and have extensive research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens from low and middle-income country (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) can apply for the fellowships
Scholarship Description: This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish an independent research programme. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Public health and tropical medicine cover a wide range of health problems, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. 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. 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.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be offered for up to five years (non-renewable).
What does it cover? Fellowships provide support that includes:
-a basic salary for the fellow -research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection)
-training costs where appropriate and justified an inflation and flexible funding allowance -support to attend scientific meetings
-provision for public engagement costs.
Contributions to costs of the project which are directly incurred by the overseas institution may be provided.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Candidates shortlisted for interview will normally be notified four weeks before the interview date. Interviews will be conducted at offices in London. Travel and accommodation costs will be provided. Shortlisted candidate interviews will be in 25-27 November 2015.
How to Apply: To submit a preliminary application to the 12 November 2015 deadline, please use WT Grant Tracker to complete your application. Completed forms will normally be assessed within one month of the preliminary deadline. If the preliminary application meets the scheme’s requirements, a full application will be invited.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications deadline is November 30, 2017.