Intermediate Fellowships for Developing Countries in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2014

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. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. The fellowships are awarded for up to five years and provide a basic salary which will be based on the pay scales of the employing institution or allowances and cover research expenses, training costs.. This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish an independent research programme. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. 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.. The fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?  Must be a national or legal resident of a low
· and middle
· income country and should be either:
· a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (e.g. biomedical 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
· must have a relevant high
· quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader.
· Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master’s level and have extensive research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered.
Benefits of the scholarship: Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable) and provide support that includes: -a basic salary for the fellow -research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection) -training costs where appropriate and justified an inflation and flexible funding allowance -support to attend scientific meetings -provision for public engagement costs. Contributions to costs of the project which are directly incurred by the overseas institution may be provided.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships will be offered for up to five years (non-renewable).
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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