The Wellcome Trust is offering independent research programme for the researchers of low and middle income countries. Fellowships are offered for research projects aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. 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 covers research expenses, training costs. For applying to these fellowships, applicants must submit the preliminary application form by 1st March 2013.
Study Subject(s): This fellowship covers research on infectious and non-communicable diseases within the fields of public health and tropical medicine that is aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health.
Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing a research program.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: Fellowships may be held in ‘not for profit’ institutions that are able to sign up to our Grant Conditions Applicant may apply to remain in your 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: You 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.
- You 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: The students of low and middle-income country can apply for the fellowship.
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 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. 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.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable).
What does it cover? Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable) and 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
Notification: Shortlisted candidate interviews: 25-27 November 2013
How to Apply: You must complete and submit a preliminary application form by the published deadline. The form should be emailed. 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: Preliminary application deadline: 1st March 2013 and full application deadline: 21nd May 2013.