Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wellcome Masters Degree Scholarships for International Students UK



Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme provides junior researchers with the opportunity to gain research experience and training at Master's degree level. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postgraduate

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

Duration of funding:

30 months

Contact us

About your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants:
  • +44 (0)20 7611 5757
  • grantenquiries@wellcome.ac.uk
About the scope and content of your proposal only:
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About our online application system:
  • +44 (0)20 7611 8383
  • gtsupport@wellcome.ac.uk

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Getting here

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

August 2016 round

·         Application deadline

30 August 2016

·         Decision

November 2016

People we've funded

Who can apply

You can apply for a Master's Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if you:
  • are a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine. 
You must also:
Go to the World Bank website (opens in a new tab) to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.

Who can't apply

You can’t apply if you’re:

What we're looking for

Your research proposal should focus on an area within our public health and tropical medicine remit. Research can include laboratory-based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but we don't normally consider projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models.
We’re particularly interested in requests for research training support in the social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology.
When we consider your application, we'll look at:
  • the quality and importance of your research question(s)
  • the feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • the suitability of your choice of research environments
  • the suitability of the Master's course you select – it should take place at a recognised centre of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

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. This can be at a not-for-profit host organisation that we have checked for eligibility and that has signed up to our grant conditions.
Your host organisation must submit your application to us. 

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.

Other schemes

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Offering research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Helping 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 public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

Investigator Awards in Science

Offering flexible funding support to researchers at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to our scientific remit.
A Master's Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is normally for 30 months and can be held on a part-time basis.
The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master's course at a recognised centre of excellence anywhere in the world.
The following 18 months is normally for your research project at an eligible organisation in a low- or middle-income country.

Support during the Master's course

The support includes:
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·         travel costs (eg outward and return airfares)
·         approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organisation. We usually provide funds at the level charged to the UK/EU students, rather than the overseas student rate.
We support distance learning Master's degrees.
If your stipend is liable for tax in the country you're based in, we'll provide costs to cover the taxed amount.

Support during the fellowship

The support includes:
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What we don’t offer

We don't fund on a proportion of full economic costs in UK universities.
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

Stages of application

1.    Submit your full application

We may take up to three to four months to consider your full application.

2.    Shortlisting

3.    Review by interview committee

The Public Health and Tropical Medicine 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.

Dates

We consider applications three times a year. You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. We don't accept late applications.

March 2016 round

·         Application deadline

22 March 2016

·         Decision

June 2016

August 2016 round

·         Application deadline

30 August 2016

·         Decision

November 2016

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