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Mid-Career Fellowships for Low and Middle Income Countries, 2018

Wellcome Trust is offering mid-career fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries.

The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

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.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for an independent research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Scholarship Award: 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. Support includes:

  • A basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
  • Personal removal expenses
  • Research expenses, directly related to your proposal

Scholarship can be taken in Low- and middle-income countries

Eligibility: Students can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if they:

  • Applicants can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if you’re a researcher based in a low- or middle-income country. You should be driving your own research and be ready to lead an independent research programme.You can apply if:
    • you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
    • you have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training
    • you have significant research experience
    • you have made important contributions to your area of research eg publications, patents, software development or an impact on health policy or practice.

    If you don’t have a PhD or degree in medicine, we may still consider you if you have a first or Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience.

    This scheme may be of particular interest if you’re an early-career fellow (such as a Training Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine) and this fellowship is the next step in your career as a research scientist.

    You must have an eligible sponsoring organisation in a low- or middle-income country that will administer the fellowship for the full duration of the award.

    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.

Nationality: Researchers from low- and middle-income countries can apply for these fellowships.

List of 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 VerdeCentral 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

Developing Countries Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants must submit their application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Stages of application

  • Submit preliminary application
  • Submit full application
  • External peer review
  • Shortlisting
  • Interview

Application Form

Application Deadline: The preliminary application deadline is November 30, 2017 and full application deadline is February 12, 2018.

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