Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2017

Wellcome Trust offers Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Postdoctoral students with from low- and middle-income (developing) countries, UK, 2017.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Preliminary application deadline: 6th January 2017
  • Full application deadline: 7th March 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Low- and middle-income countries. See list below

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom

Eligible Field of Study: Public health

About the Award: This scheme enables researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Type: Post-Doctoral Research

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Senior Research Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, candidate must:

  • be a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist clinical training
  • have five to twelve years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • have made significant progress towards establishing yourself as an independent investigator
  • have a strong track record in your area of research
  • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
  • have a research proposal that is within our public health and tropical medicine remit.

Selection Criteria: Candidate’s application must show:

  • good track record
  • the quality and importance of the research question(s)
  • good approach to solving these questions
  • the suitability of candidate’s research environment.

Number of Awardees: Not stated

Value of Scholarship: Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of Scholarship: 5 years (candidate can apply for renewal after this time)

Eligible African Countries: Algeria, Angola,  Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Dem. Rep. , Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Federation Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey , Uganda, Ukraine,  Rep. Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,  Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Fiji, The Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Republic Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mayotte, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. ,Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syrian, Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB Vietnam,  West Bank and Gaza Yemen,

How to Apply: Candidate must submit their application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details; https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/senior-fellowships-public-health-and-tropical-medicine

Award Provider: Wellcome Trust, UK

Important Notes: Candidates who don’t have PhD or a degree in medicine may still be considered you if they have a first or a Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience. The scheme mmay be very important if candidate is an intermediate career fellow.

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