2013 Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in UK

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Welcome trust offers a number of Fellowships up to 12 months. Aim of this programme is to support  junior researchers from low- and middle-income countries to gain research experience and high-quality research training at master’s degree level. Applicants must hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical).

Study Subject(s): Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Course Level: This Fellowships is available for pursuing master’s degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Welcome trust
Scholarship can be taken at: UK


  • 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.
  • Fellows must be based in a low- and middle-income country for their research project. The Trust does not provide Masters schemes for UK/RoI-based researchers.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This Fellowships is open for low- and middle-income country Students.

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.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowships must be taken up within one year of award.

What does it cover?  Salary is provided for the period of the research project. Project-dedicated research expenses (consumables, small items of equipment, collaborative travel and support to attend scientific meetings, fieldwork and data collection) are also provided. Overseas allowances will be provided where appropriate. Contributions to other costs of the project that are directly incurred by the overseas institution may also be provided.Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary/stipend costs) should not exceed £20 000 per annum.

Selection criteria: The full application will be reviewed by the relevant Interview Committee, which makes the final decision. Please note that candidates are not interviewed for this fellowship.

Notification: The final outcome is expected to be known by early Nov 2013.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 1 March 2013.Next application deadline: 10 December 2013

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