Wellcome International Career Tracker
We support researchers through a number of funding schemes and partnerships in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our work:
- strengthens and builds research ecosystems
- supports research careers
- accelerates scientific progress in these regions.
We developed the Wellcome International Career Tracker, a bespoke online survey, to look at the career choices made by the people we fund and the impact of our funding.
We’ll use the findings to inform how best we can support scientists and researchers in LMICs.
The International Career Tracker collects data to track how the careers of current and former Wellcome-funded fellows have progressed over time. We sent out the first wave in summer 2016. NatCen Social Research distributes the survey on Wellcome's behalf.
The survey was designed by our International Operations and Partnerships and Insight and Analysis teams.
It builds on the model of the Wellcome Basic Science Career tracker which launched in 2009, and on a pilot survey sent to India Alliance fellows in 2014.
Who are we tracking?
We're tracking fellows we have supported:
- at partner organisations in Africa and Asia
- through our Public Health and Tropical Medicine schemes
- through the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.
- Early Career Fellowships, Interns and Masters students
- PhD and Training Fellowship holders
- Postdoctoral students and Research Fellowship holders
- Senior Fellowship holders.
Wellcome International Career Tracker reports and data
We expect to make results from the first full wave of this tracker available in 2017.
You can see the results of our pilot project in Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Career Tracker: Results of wave 1 (2014) [PDF 161KB]