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Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards for Research Applicants, 2017

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Wellcome Trust is offering awards for research applicants from a low- or middle-income country within Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia or South Asia. The audience for the project, and the engagement activity, must be in a low- or middle-income country within Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia or South Asia that is also eligible for Investigator Awards within the broader remit of the Trust (but also including India). The scheme is open to a range of potential applicants, including scientists and health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists, theater practitioners, and cultural and community organisations. The deadlines for sending expressions of interest for each funding round are: Preliminary application deadline 10 February 2017, Full application deadline 12 May 2017.

Study Subject(s): The Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards provide funding for innovative public or community engagement projects that explore biomedical research or health in Africa and Asia.
Course Level: Awards are available for undertaking research projects.
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa and Asia

Eligibility:
The scheme is open to a range of potential applicants, including scientists and health researchers, NGOs, educators, artists, theatre practitioners, and cultural and community organisations.
-Encourage partnerships in all projects and suggest that scientist-led projects be planned in collaboration with partners in civil society or the creative industries.
Projects must either be led by, or in collaboration with, biomedical scientists or health researchers.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of 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 awards.

Scholarship Description: The Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards provide funding for innovative public or community engagement projects that explore biomedical research or health in Africa and Asia. The public engagement activities we fund bridge the gap between the research community and the general public, and provide channels for these groups to understand one another. Engagement should encourage a critical awareness of the personal, ethical and cultural impacts of health research and should stimulate an insightful sharing of views that has benefits for all involved.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Awards will be offered for up to three years.

What does it cover? Awards of up to £30,000 will be awarded.

Selection Criteria: All eligible projects will be assessed individually on merit and need by a funding committee.

Notification: Final decisions will be made approximately 10 weeks after the full application deadline.

How to Apply: Applicants have to complete an expression of interest and email it to university. If your project is suitable for the scheme, Welcome Trust will ask you to complete a full application form. Encourage you to contact us as early as possible before the deadline so we are able to provide feedback and there is sufficient time for you to complete the full application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Full applications are considered twice a year. You can submit an expression of interest at any time, but we encourage you to submit it well before the deadline for each round so that we can provide advice and feedback to increase your chances of making a successful application. The deadlines for sending expressions of interest for each funding round are: Preliminary application deadline 10 February 2017, Full application deadline 12 May 2017.

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