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

"Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships"

"Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships"Wellcome Trust is offering research fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish an independent research program. 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.

Study Subjects and Level:

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.

Scholarship can be taken at:

Fellowships may be held in ‘not for profit’ institutions that are able to sign up to our Grant Conditions Applicant may apply to remain in your current laboratory (even if already holding an established post), to return to one where he/she have previously worked or to move to a new laboratory, in a low- and middle-income country.


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.

Scholarship Open for:

The students of low and middle-income country (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for the fellowships.

Scholarship Duration: Fellowships will be offered for up to five years (non-renewable).

Scholarship Value:

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.


Candidates shortlisted for interview will normally be notified four weeks before the interview date. Interviews will be conducted at our offices in London. Travel and accommodation costs will be provided.

How to Apply?

You must complete and submit a preliminary application form by the published deadline. The form should be emailed to Completed forms will normally be assessed within one month of the preliminary deadline. If the preliminary application meets the scheme’s requirements, a full application will be invited.

Application Deadline: Applications are considered twice a year. Details of the next round:

  • Preliminary application deadline: 25 April 2014.
  • Full application deadline: 4 July 2014.
  • Shortlisted candidate interviews: 24-26 November 2014.

For further information: Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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