Wellcome Trust: Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Deadline: 30 November 2017

The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, offering research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.


A Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is normally for three years, and can be held on a part-time basis. The fellowship can be for up to four years if they want to do Master’s training or a diploma course relevant to the research proposal. The support includes:

  • a basic salary (determined by their host organisation)
  • personal removal expenses
  • research expenses, directly related to their proposal
  • course fees – in most cases, applicants must register for their higher degree at a local academic organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible applicant must be a researcher based in a low- or middle-income country. Applicants must want to undertake a guided period of research so that they can consolidate their existing experience and explore new areas of research.
  • Applicant must have:
    • a PhD and be an early-career researcher
    • a degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine and some initial research experience
    • a degree in medicine and be qualified to enter higher specialist training and some initial research experience.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo ,Kyrgyz Republic  , Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania , Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua,  Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea , Philippines, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia

For more information, please visit Wellcome Trust Fellowship.

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