Deadline: 31 October 2014
Open to: nationals or legal residents of a low- and middle-income country with a relevant high-quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader
Fellowship: basic salary for the fellow, research expenses, course fees where appropriate and justified, research management and support costs
Wellcome Trust is offering research fellowships 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.
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. Topics include disease mechanisms in the natural host, resistance in natural hosts or vectors, measurement of infectious, chronic disease burden, health care systems and policy research among others.
Candidates must be a national or legal resident of a 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, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, 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, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and should be either:
- a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (e.g. bio-medical 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.
Candidates must also have a relevant high-quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader.
Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable) and provide support that includes a basic salary for the fellow, research expenses, course fees where appropriate and justified, research management and support costs, provision for public engagement costs and support to attend scientific meetings.
Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary costs) should not exceed £60,000 per annum.
Applications are considered twice a year. Next preliminary application deadline is 31 October 2014. Full application deadline: 26 January 2015.
You must complete and submit a preliminary application form by the preliminary deadline. The form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the preliminary application meets the scheme’s requirements, a full application will be invited.
Enquiries may be emailed to the above mentioned email address or telephone the Grants Information Desk +44 (0)20 7611 5757.
For further information, please visit the official website.