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The Welcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Welcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust is to “achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds”, and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science. It has an endowment of around £16.6 billion.

About the Fellowship

Welcome Trust is offering research fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Public health and tropical medicine cover a wide range of health problems, including communicable and non-communicable diseases.


 Candidate must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country;

Candidate must hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical);

Candidate must be at an early stage in their career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.

In general, Fellowships may be held in not-for-profit institutions that are able to sign up to the Grant Conditions.

Monetary Support

A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Master’s course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.

a stipend. Stipends are cost based on the Trust’s Masters students scales, determined by the location of the course (Inside London* – £17 000 per year; UK Outside London – £15 000 per year; Outside the UK – applicants are advised to check with the prospective training institution regarding living costs; Other – for individual cases where additional funding may be required, e.g. dependants accompanying the awardee, please contact the Trust for advice). *Inside London covers institutions within Greater London, for example London Universities.  Travel costs (e.g. outward and return airfares)

 Support for approved tuition fees. Master’s course fees will be paid according to the rate charged by the training institution.

Duration: 30 months

 Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Public-health-and-tropical-medicine/WTD025881.htm 39

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