Wellcome Trust Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries

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The Wellcome Trust offers the Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to researchers from low- and middle-income countries (developing countries).

This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish independent research programmes. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank).

The Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Eligibility
You can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if you:

  • are a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training
  • have three to six years postdoctoral experience.​

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

You must also:

  • have a strong track record in your area of research and show the potential to become a scientific leader
  • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
  • have a research proposal that is within the public health and tropical medicine remit.

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. If you’ve taken formal maternity, paternity, adoption or long-term sick leave, we’ll allow an extra six months for each period of leave when we consider your postdoctoral experience.

Method of Application
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Start your application here. However, you will need to first complete and submit your preliminary application for assessment of your eligibility and suitability. You will receive the decision within one month of the preliminary deadline. If suitable, you’ll be invited to submit a full application.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship award

DEADLINES:
Applications are considered twice a year. You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. Late applications will not be accepted.

For May 2017 rounds: Preliminary application deadline is  8 May 2017. Full application deadline is 17 July 2017. For November 2016 rounds: Preliminary application deadline was 28 November 2016, and Full application deadline was 13 February 2017

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