Wellcome Trust 2017 Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Eligible Countries: Low and middle-income countries
Eligible Course: Public Health
Type: Postgraduate, Early Research
Country to Study: Low and middle-income countries (See list below)
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust

Scholarship Description

Wellcome Trust is pleased to offer fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine to candidates from mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries. Wellcome Trust also offers fellowships for Masters, Intermediate and Senior Researchers.

This scheme offers 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.


Applicant must:

  • Be a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • Have a degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine or have a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training.
  • Have some research experience

The Trust expects candidate to register for a PhD if they’re awarded this fellowship. Candidate may also apply if they have a PhD and no more than three years’ postdoctoral experience.

You must also:

  • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
  • have a research proposal that is within the public health and tropical medicine remit.
  • If you’ve been away from research (eg for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), we’ll allow for this when we consider your application. If you’ve taken formal maternity, paternity or adoption leave as the primary carer, or long-term sick leave, we’ll allow an extra six months for each period of leave when we consider your postdoctoral experience.

List of Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Selection Criteria:
Candidates will be selected on the basis of:

  • their research experience
  • 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 sponsors and environments
  • your vision of how this fellowship will contribute to your career development.

Number of Awardees
Numbers of candidates to be awarded has not been specified by the fellowship provider.

Scholarship Value
The fellowship provides the following:

  • A basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
  • Personal removal expenses
  • Research expenses, directly related to your proposal
    course fees – in most cases, you must register for your higher degree at a local academic organisation

Scholarship Duration
The Fellowship covers for 3 years.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT). Stages of application

  • Submit preliminary application
  • Submit full application
  • External peer review
  • Shortlisting
  • Interview

Application Form

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information.

Click here to visit Fellowship webpage

The application deadline is 17th July 2017.

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