Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowships In Public Health, UK

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Wellcome Trust is pleased to announce International Training Fellowships In Public Health.  This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at the postgraduate or postdoctoral level.

The aim of this scheme is to provide support for you in the early years of your research career to consolidate your research skills and gain additional training to allow you to explore new research areas within the Science remit. This will enable you to mature as a researcher and develop your research vision.

The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. They support researchers, they take on big health challenges, and they campaign for better science and help everyone get involved in science and health research. They are a politically and financially independent foundation.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships will be awarded in the field of Public health.
Course Level:Fellowships are available for people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master’s or Ph.D.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome TrustScholarship can be taken at: Applicants must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country, but training may be undertaken at centers of excellence regionally or internationally. Links between low- and middle-income countries are encouraged. Applicants may apply to remain in their current laboratory (even if you already hold an established post), to return to one where you have previously worked, or to move to a new laboratory, in a low- and middle-income country.


  • You can apply for an International Training Fellowship if:
    • you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
    • your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
    • you have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low- or middle-income country.
  • You must:
    • have a Ph.D. and be an early-career researcher
  • or
    • have a degree in a relevant subject and some initial research experience
  • or
  • Be a clinically qualified doctor (and be qualified to enter higher specialist training), vet, dentist or clinical psychologist, and have some initial research experience.
  • If you don’t have a Ph.D., we would expect you to register for one if you’re awarded this fellowship.
  • You must want to undertake a guided period of research so that you can consolidate your existing experience and explore new areas of research.
  • 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens from low and middle-income country (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 fellowships.

Scholarship Description: This scheme provides researchers from low- and middle-income countries – who are at an early stage in the establishment of their research careers – with opportunities for research experience and high-quality research training in public health and tropical medicine. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Public health and tropical medicine cover a wide range of health problems, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s):This fellowship is normally for three years (non-renewable), but maybe for up to four years for those who wish to undertake a relevant Master’s training or diploma course.

What does it cover? An International Training Fellowship is for three years unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis. Salary, fees and research expenses covered

  • If you want to do Master’s training or a diploma course relevant to the research proposal, the fellowship can last up to four years. You must be able to justify this training.
  • The support includes:
    • a basic salary (determined by your host organization)
    • personal removal expenses
    • research management and support costs
    • research expenses, directly related to your proposal
    • course fees

Selection Criteria: Not Known

How to Apply: You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

Scholarship Application Deadline:Applications are considered twice a year. Details of the next round:
-Preliminary application deadline: April 25, 2019
-Full application deadline: June 27, 2019
-Shortlisted candidate interviews:19–20 November 2019

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