terça-feira, 5 de maio de 2009

Intermediate fellowship in Tropical Medicine

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. Established in 1936 and with an endowment of around £10 billion, it is the UK’s largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research.

The purpose of the Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is to support high-calibre, mid-career researchers from developing countries to establish an independent research programme. Fellows must be based primarily in a developing country.

Research projects must be in the area of public health or tropical medicine, aimed at understanding and controlling human and animal diseases of local, national or global health importance. Some fundamental biomedical studies are acceptable, but projects focused solely on in vitro or animal model studies will not normally be considered under this scheme.

Data Limite

Schedule for full applications submitted for 15 May 2009 deadline.
Funding Committee review: October 2009.
Short-listed candidate interviews: November 2009.


Fellowship candidates must be nationals or legal residents of a developing country and should be either:
1. A graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (e.g. biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and three to six years' postdoctoral experience, or
2. A medical graduate with a higher qualification equivalent to membership of the UK Royal Colleges of Physicians (i.e. qualified to enter higher specialist training) or recognised as a specialist within a relevant research area, with three to six years' research experience.


Fellowships are for up to five years (non-renewable) and provide support that includes:
1. Basic salary for the fellow;
2. 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;
3. Research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support);
4. An
inflation/flexible funding allowance and support to attend scientific meetings.

Please refer to the "
What's included" for further details about what is provided.


1. Candidates must have a relevant high-quality publication record and show potential to become a future scientific leader;
2. Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master's level and have extensive research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered;
3. Due allowance will be given to those whose career has been affected, either by a late start or by interruption, for personal or family reasons;
4. Candidates must be based at an eligible host institution in a developing country and have an appropriate sponsor who holds an established post for the duration of the fellowship.


Applicants may not apply for more than one Wellcome Trust fellowship at any one time.

Forma de Solicitação

Applicants are required to complete a preliminary application form (Word, 236KB). The form should be emailed to phatic@wellcome.ac.uk. Completed forms will normally be assessed within one month of the preliminary deadline. If the preliminary application meets the scheme's requirements, a full application will be invited.

Please refer to the "
Application process" for further details on the scheme.


Please direct any enquiries to phatic@wellcome.ac.uk or the appropriate stream:

Immunology and Infectious Disease:
Populations and Public Health:
Neurosciences and Mental Health:
Physiological Sciences:
Molecules, Genes and Cells:

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Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine


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