International Intermediate Fellowship is inviting application for the prestigious fellowships for mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries. International Intermediate Fellowship also offers fellowships for Training, Masters and Senior Researchers.
Low- and middle-income countries
To be taken at (country):
Fellowships can be taken in Low- and middle-income countries (See list of countries below)
Eligible Field of Study:
Fellowships are awarded in the field of Basic, Clinical and Public Health.
About the Award:
This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries.
The scheme aims to support research that will improve Basic, Clinical and Public Health at a local, national and global level.
Research (Intermediate career stage)
Students can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Basic, Clinical and Public Health if they:
- Are a national of a low- or middle-income country
- Have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training
- Have three to six years postdoctoral experience.
- Do not have a PhD or degree in medicine – International Intermediate Fellowship may still be considered if they have a first or Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience.
Students must also:
- Have a strong track record in your area of research and show the potential to become a scientific leader
- Have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low or middle-income country
- Have a research proposal that is within the Basic, Clinical and Public Health remit.
- Your track record
- The quality and importance of your research question(s)
- Your approach to solving these questions
- The suitability of your research environment.
This scheme may be of particular interest if you’re an early career fellow (such as a Training Fellow in Basic, Clinical and Public Health) and this fellowship is the next step in your career as a research scientist.
Your research proposal
Your research proposal should be within our science remit and focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.
When we consider your application, we’ll look at:
- your research contributions
- the scientific merit of your proposed project
- the significance of the research
- the feasibility of your proposal
- the suitability of your sponsor and host environment for both your research and for the development of your independent career.
By the end of this fellowship you should:
- Have achieved international standing in your area of research
- Be leading your own research programme
- Have the skills and experience to apply for senior level fellowships or permanent positions at a research organisation.
For more information, read the Guidance on International Intermediate Fellowships [DOCX 26KB].
Number of Awardees:
The number of awardees which will be taken by the International Intermediate Fellowship is is not specified.
Value of Fellowship:
- A basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
- Personal removal expenses
- Research expenses, directly related to your proposal
Scholarship can be taken in low- and middle-income countries except India.
Duration of Fellowship:
An Intermediate Fellowship in Basic, Clinical and Public Health is for up to five years and cannot be renewed.
An Intermediate Fellowship can be held on a part-time basis.
List of Countries:
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
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit their application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Stages of application
- Submit preliminary application
- Submit full application
- External peer review
Stages of Application
Submit your preliminary application
You must submit your preliminary application through Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab).
Review of preliminary applications
We’ll assess your eligibility and give advice about your competitiveness and the resources you’ve requested. We’ll give you a decision within four weeks of the preliminary application deadline. If suitable, we’ll invite you to submit a full application.
Submit your full application to your host organisation for approval
Complete the full application form on Grant Tracker. Submit it to the ‘authorised organisational approver’ at your host organisation for approval. Make sure you leave enough time for the approver to review and submit your application before the deadline. The approver may ask you to make changes to your application.
Host organisation reviews your application and submits it to us
Your application must be submitted by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day.
External peer review
We’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers.
Scientific review and shortlisting
The International Interview Committee will shortlist applications. If shortlisted, we’ll notify you at least four weeks before an interview and send you unattributed comments from the external peer review.
If you’re invited for interview, you’ll be asked to make a short presentation. This will be followed by questions from the International Interview Committee. Interviews take place at the Wellcome offices in London. We’ll provide travel and accommodation costs.
Preliminary application deadline
25 April 2019, 17:00 BST
Full application deadline
2 July 2019, 17:00 BST
International Intermediate Fellowship
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