2018-2019 Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries


Applications are now been submitted for Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries and the deadline for applications is  27 November 2017, hurry now and apply

This Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine 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.

Level: Fellowships (are awarded for pursuing a research program at an academic institution in a low- and middle-income country.)

Field(s): 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.

School(Institutions/ Country): |  low- and middle-income country

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is targeted for National or legal resident of a 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, The 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., and Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible for the Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine


‣ Scholarship covers: Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine provide support that includes:

-a basic salary: The salary should normally be based on the pay scales of the employing institution and must be justified by the head of the institution. The salary level should be appropriate for the holder of a competitive grant and allow him/her to focus full-time on research. If the fellow is already in receipt of a salary from the host institution, the host institution may use the salary to pay for a replacement member of staff while we provide the fellow’s salary for the duration of the fellowship. It is not expected that the fellow will hold a salary in addition to the one provided by the Trust.

‣ research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection)

‣ course fees where appropriate and justified

‣ research management and support costs

‣ an inflation allowance and support to attend scientific meetings

‣ provision for public engagement costs.

‣ Overseas allowances will be provided for periods of training or collaborative research spent outside the home institution country, where appropriate. Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary costs) should not exceed £100 000 per annum.


  • Eligibility

      The trust will consider applications that fall within the Public Health and Tropical Medicine remit. ‣ This Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine covers research on infectious and non-communicable diseases within the fields of public health and tropical medicine that is aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health.

  •  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.
  •   Applicants must be a national or a 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 recognized 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.
  •   You should have a substantial record of publications in your chosen area of research in leading international journals.
  •   Applications are particularly encouraged from outstanding low- and middle-income country researchers working overseas who wish to return to their home country.


Scholarship Application Method

You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

Stages of application

  1. Submit your full applicationYou must submit your full application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab).View the Sample full application form for Principal Research Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships [PDF 1.5MB].We’ll let you know if you’re not eligible.
  2. Scientific review and shortlistingOne of the following expert review groups will review your application, depending on your area of research:

If successful, we will invite you for an interview. We’ll give you at least two weeks’ notice.

  1. External peer reviewWe’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers. Unattributed comments will be fed back to you before your interview.
  2. InterviewIf you’re invited for interview, you’ll be asked to make a short presentation on your proposal. This will be followed by questions from the Science Interview Panel. Interviews take place at the Wellcome offices in London. We provide travel and accommodation costs.

‣ Scholarship Applications Due Date: 


November 2017 round 

full application deadline 27 November 2017 ( November 2017 round ), Shortlisting: January 2018; Interviews: 10–12 April 2018.

March 2018 round

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in early December 2017.

  • ull application deadline12 March 2018
  • ShortlistingApril 2018
  • Interviews 17–19 July 2018

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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