Deadline:

30 August 2019, 17:00 BST.

Location:

UK.      

(Paid Opportunity)

Description

Wellcome – International Master’s Fellowships

Wellcome Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for low income countries 2019 is open for Developing Countries .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.

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This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.The scholarship allows Masters, PhD level programm(s) in the field of Public Health, Tropical medicine taught at selected organisations.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Tropical medicine
  • Public Health

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & 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 must:

  • hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • be at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).

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 “Welcome” considers your application, they’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 recognised centre of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

Who can’t apply:

You can’t apply if you’re:

Wellcome wouldn’t usually expect you to apply if you already have a Master’s.

What’s expected of your host organisation

You must be based at an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country for the research project. When your host organisation submits your application, they must agree to provide the space and resources you’ll need from the start date through to the end date of your award.

Sponsor and supervisor:

You should give careful thought to your choice of sponsor and supervisor. Your sponsor should:

  • hold an established post for the duration of the fellowship.
  • have an ongoing research programme.
  • have a strong track record in research, training and mentorship.
  • provide you with guidance during the application process and fellowship.

Your sponsor should not expect you to spend more than eight hours a week on non-research activities (eg clinical duties, teaching or administration).

Your sponsor’s support and mentorship should be part of a longer-term commitment to help you achieve your career aspirations.

You should also identify a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your research project. We expect you to identify additional supervisors for each period that you spend outside your host organisation, including your taught course.

You can nominate your sponsor as a supervisor, if appropriate.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • £120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

How to Apply

First Step Submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT):

You must submit your application through 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.

View the Sample full application form for International Master’s Fellowships.

Second Step: Host organisation reviews your application and submits it to Wellcome:

Wellcome may take up to four months to consider your full application. Wellcome will let you know if you are not eligible.

Third Step: Scientific Review:

The International Interview Committee will review your application and make the final decision. 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:
Rahaf Elkhodary / Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Hussein / Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team