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Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards for Research Applicants, 2014

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Wellcome Trust is offering awards for research applicants for 2014 intake. The awards support public engagement projects and work that builds capacity for engagement with biomedical research in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia and South Asia. The scheme is open to a wide range of people and organizations including scientists, health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists, theatre practitioners and cultural or community organizations. Applicants must be either a biomedical scientist or health researcher or collaborating with a researcher, research group or institution to provide expertise in the area of biomedical science. The scholarships will provide up to £30,000 for three years. Applications should be submitted till 18th April 2014.

Study Subject (s): Awards support public engagement projects and work that builds capacity for engagement with biomedical research.
Course Level: The awards are available for pursuing research degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia and South Asia

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be either:

  • a biomedical scientist or health researcher
  • or collaborating with a researcher, research group or institution to provide expertise in the area of biomedical science you are exploring

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of 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 awards.

Scholarship Description: The International Engagement Awards support public engagement projects and work that builds capacity for engagement with biomedical research in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia and South Asia. The scheme aims to:

  • stimulate dialogue about biomedical research and its impact on the public in a range of community and public contexts;
  • promote innovative partnerships between community organizations and the cultural sector, and scientists/researchers;
  • strengthen capacity to conduct public engagement with biomedical science and health research.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Awards will be offered for up to three years.

What does it cover? The scholarships will provide up to £30,000 for up to three years.

Selection criteria: All eligible projects will be peer-reviewed and assessed individually on merit and need by a funding committee.

Notification: Final decisions will be made approximately three months after the full application deadline.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by email. Applicants have to complete an expression of interest and email it to university. They will reply to the email with information about the project’s suitability for the scheme and invite a full application if applicable.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 18th April 2014.

Note : Projects that are not eligible for International Engagement Awards include health promotion or public health campaign projects, research projects, or projects that do not deal with biomedical sciences or the history of medicine.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Wellcome Trust


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