African Researchers May Apply for Wellcome Trust Fellowships
The Wellcome Trust's Public health and tropical medicine fellowships scheme supports outstanding researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a low- and middle-income country location.
This fellowship is the most senior 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.
Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and diseases of local, national and global relevance. Topics include:
- demographic, social science and health economic studies
- epidemiological, field and community based studies
- health care systems and policy research
- measurement of infectious and chronic disease burden
- population studies
- clinical trials and case control studies
- studies of disease mechanisms in the natural host
- determinants of disease susceptibility and resistance
- immunity or resistance in natural hosts or vectors.
The Wellcome Trust funds a range of collaborative projects, including major international partnerships between higher-income countries, such as the International HapMap Project and the Structural Genomics Consortium.
You must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income 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 (i.e. qualified to enter higher specialist training), 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.
- Next preliminary application deadline: 20 September 2013
- Main application deadline: 22 November 2013
- Shortlisting of candidates by Expert Review Group: January 2014
- Shortlisted candidate interviews by Interview Panel: 1-3 April 2014
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