Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme enables researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. 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:

Senior

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years (you can apply for renewal after this time)

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Senior

You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Low- and middle-income countries

Low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank

Public health

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Getting here

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

January 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    6 January 2017

  • Full application deadline

    7 March 2017

  • Shortlisting

    April 2017

  • Interviews

    11–13 July 2017

July 2017 round

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in early March 2017.

  • Full application deadline

    27 July 2017

  • Shortlisting

    September 2017

  • Interviews

    28–30 November 2017

People we've funded