Deadline:

16 April 2019 (6 PM Cairo time).

Location:

– The first 12 months (taught Master of Science course) at a recognized centre of excellence anywhere in the world.

– The following 18 months (research project), at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country.

(Fully Funded)

Description

International Master’s Fellowships-Wellcome Trust

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

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Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. The organization supports researchers, it takes on big health challenges, we campaign for better science, and it helps everyone get involved with science and health research. It is a politically and financially independent foundation.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

– Public health

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

 30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

You can apply for an International Master’s Fellowship if:

  • You’re a national of a low- or middle-income country.
  • Your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.
  • You have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low- or middle-income country.
  • You hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
  • You are at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).

Criteria for 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.

You can’t apply if you’re:

  • Intending to be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or another high-income country (although your taught course can be anywhere in the world).
  • Planning to do a Master of Research (MRes).
  • Currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • An award of £120,000 provides support for:

Salary, studentship stipend, fees, research expenses, and travel costs (eg outward and return airfares).

  • The scholarship doesn’t offer:

– Major equipment. We only consider modest requests for equipment, so the place you choose to do your research project must have the necessary equipment and facilities.

– Research assistance.

How to Apply

First step: You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). See a sample of the application form here.

When the host organization considers your application, it’ll look at the:

  •  Quality and importance of your research question(s).
  •  Feasibility of your approach to solving these problems.
  •  Suitability of your choice of research environments.
  •  Suitability of the taught Master of Science (MSc) course you select – it should take place at a recognized center of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

Second step: Host organization reviews your application and submits it to us.

Third Step: The International interview committee will review your application and make the final decision.

Note: 

  • Your application must be submitted by 6 PM (Cairo Time) on the deadline day.
  • We may take up to four months to consider your full application. We will let you know if you are not eligible.
  • There are no interviews for these fellowships.
  • If successful, you must take up the fellowship within one year of the award.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Al_Shimaa Abdalla/ Egypt

Reviewed by: “Noha Elbehery/ Egypt 

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