Friday, May 29, 2020

Wellcome Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Medicine

Scholarships for Youth
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LEVEL: Masters
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Anyplace
STATUS: Closed

Wellcome is a politically and financially independent foundation that funds thousands of scientists and researchers around the world at every step of the way from discovery to impact. Funding schemes offer grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement. The Wellcome Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Medicine programme will support proposed research focused on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.

Programme Details
  • Host Institution(s): Anywhere in the world.
  • Areas: Basic, Clinical, Public health or related fields to health priority in a low- or middle-income country (apart from India).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project) .
  • Target group: Open to nationals of a low- or middle-income country.

An award of £120,000 to support the candidate including:

  • basic salary
  • employer’s contributions, including any statutory obligations (eg National Insurance contributions if you’re based in the UK) and pension scheme costs
  • any incremental progression up the salary scale
  • locally recognised allowances such as London allowance.
  • Immigration Health Surcharge costs.
  • Essential associated costs, such as travel to attend appointments at a visa application center or embassy.
  • If you have to move to take up the post at your host organisation, you can use up to £1,000 to pay for these costs.
  • research management and support costs
  • the materials and consumables you need to carry out your proposed research
  • up to £1,500 towards the costs of attending scientific and academic meetings and conferences, including registration fees and more.

You can apply for the Wellcome Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Medicine if:

  • you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country 
  • you have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country.
  • you’re holding a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject 
  • you’re at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).
  • Distance learning taught Master’s degrees are also eligible.
Application instructions:

Please submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT) system by clicking on the application button below. For more detail, please visit the official page.

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