Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme helps 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.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

November 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    30 November 2017, 17:00 GMT

  • Full application deadline

    12 February 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Interviews

    19–21 June 2018

May 2018 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    9 May 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Full application deadline

    17 July 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Interviews

    21–23 November 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Science team.

People we've funded

Kebede Deribe

Kebede Deribe Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Kebede Deribe

I always wanted to have a research-focused career, and Wellcome is one of the funding organisations that have consistently invested in tropical medicine research.
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