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.

Eligibility

Candidates must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country (check the website for the list) 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.

Fellowship

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.

Application

Applications are considered twice a year.

For further information, please visit the official website.