Wellcome Trust International MSc Fellowships, 2019 – UK


The Wellcome Trust scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Course Level: Masters, Fellowship

Eligible Countries: Low and Middle Income Countries

This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters Degree level.

Eligibility Criteria: Interested candidate should apply if they:

  • are a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine.

You must also:

  • be at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have a demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research)
  • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
  • have a research proposal that is within our public health and tropical medicine remit.

Candidate CANNOT apply if they are:

  • intending to be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or another high-income country(opens in a new tab) (although your taught course can be anywhere in the world)
  • a researcher in India – instead see the Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance(opens in a new tab)
  • currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship.

Selection Criteria: 

  • the quality and importance of your research question(s)
  • the feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • the suitability of your choice of research environments
  • the suitability of the taught Master’s course you select – it should take place at a recognised centre of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

Benefits: £120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses.

Duration: This fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Masters course at a recognized centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.

Method of Application: Visit link below

Scholarship link

Scholarship Application Deadline: 16th April 2019



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