Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine - The Wellcome Trust

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Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine: The scheme supports outstanding researchers from developing countries to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a developing country location.

Research projects must be in the area of public health or tropical medicine, aimed at understanding and controlling human and animal diseases of local, national or global health importance.

Fellowships are for up to five years in the first instance and provide support that includes:

  • A basic salary
  • Research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support)
  • Training costs where appropriate and justified
  • An inflation/flexible funding allowance and support to attend scientific meetings.

    Contributions to costs of the project that are directly incurred by the overseas institution may also be provided.

    Fellowship Application Eligibility:

    You must be a national or legal resident of a developing country, and be either a:

  • Graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (for example; biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and at least five years' postdoctoral experience, or
  • Medical graduate with a higher qualification equivalent to membership of the UK Royal College of Physicians, or be recognised as a specialist within a relevant research area, and have at least five years' research experience.

    Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master's level and have substantial research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered.

    Applications are considered three times a year.

    For further information on application process, see: Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Website

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