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Fully Funded International Master’s Fellowships in UK and Ireland for Developing Countries 2019/2020





Fully Funded International Master’s Fellowships in UK and Ireland for Developing Countries 2019/2020 is a scholarship in clinical and public health sectors from developing countries from Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries. The application deadline is on June 16th, 2019.

This scheme offers nationals of Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Before 4 June 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Career stage: Postgraduate Training

Where your host organisation is based: Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries (aprt from India),

Type of researcher: Basic

  • Clinical,
  • Public health

Level of funding: £120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

Duration of funding: 30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project)

Eligibility and Sustainability

Who can apply

You can apply for an International Master’s Fellowship if:

You must:

  • hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • be at an early stage in your career with limited research experience (but you must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).

Your research proposal

Your research proposal should be within our science remit and focus on a health priority in a Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries.

When we consider your application, we’ll look at the:

  • quality and importance of your research question(s)
  • feasibility of your approach to solving these problems
  • suitability of your choice of research environments
  • suitability of the taught Master of Science (MSc) course you select – it should take place at a recognised centre of excellence and provide you with training that will complement your research project.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply if you’re:

We wouldn’t usually expect you to apply if you already have a Master’s.

What’s expected of your host organisation

You must be based at an eligible host organisation in a Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries for the research project. When your host organisation submits your application, they must agree to provide the space and resources you’ll need from the start date through to the end date of your award.

Sponsor (not financial sponsor)

You must have a sponsor who is a head of department or equivalent (for example centre director or head of school) in your host organisation.

The sponsor must be able to guarantee that you’ll have a post for the duration of the fellowship. The sponsor should not expect you to spend more than eight hours a week on non-research activities (for example 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.





Supervisor

You must have a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your research project.

You should also have additional supervisors for each period that you spend outside your host organisation, including your taught course. They must agree to provide the space and resources you’ll need.

You should give careful thought to your choice of supervisor(s).

A supervisor should:

  • 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.

You can nominate your sponsor as a supervisor, if appropriate.

Grant conditions

These set out the terms and conditions on which we award grants. They do not contain grant management or eligibility information.

Applicants and grantholders should read these conditions alongside our policy and position statements.

For Biomedical science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations funding

Grant Conditions: UK and overseas [PDF 161KB]

These grant conditions were amended in November 2018 and apply to all organisations (UK and overseas). Please note that Wellcome reserves the right to change the conditions from time to time.

For any queries about the grant conditions, please contact:

For Public Engagement funding

Public Engagement [PDF 61KB]

For Provision for Public Engagement funding

Provision for Public Engagement [PDF 88KB]

Eligibility information for applicants

For Lead Applicants

As a lead applicant you should usually:

  • hold an academic or research post
  • have a salary, or the guarantee of a salary, for the duration of the award period.

If you hold an academic or research post but have to get your salary from external grant funding, you can ask us for this in your application. You must be based in the UK or a Low Income and Middle Lower Income Countries.

Your host organisation must confirm that your employment contract stipulates:

  • your salary must come from external grant funding
  • they will not guarantee your salary if you’re not successful in getting it from external sources.

If you’re retired, you may be able to apply for some schemes as a lead applicant or applicant. You will need support from a sponsor. Please contact us for advice.





For Research Assistant Seeking Applicant

The eligibility criteria for applicants are the same as for lead applicants. Please see above for details.

You are eligible for applicant status if you:

  • are a postdoctoral research assistant
  • will be making a significant contribution to the research proposal.

This is regardless of whether you’re:

  • seeking a salary from the grant
  • funded on another Wellcome grant
  • funded by another agency.

If you don’t need a salary from the grant you should have:

  • a salary for the duration of the award period (if you don’t have a salary, your employing organisation must guarantee salary support for the duration of the award)
  • written confirmation from the agency funding your salary that you can act as an applicant and that the amount of time you plan to spend on the project is acceptable.

Please contact us to discuss this before you apply.

You should also contact us before you submit an application if:

  • you’re a research assistant already funded on a Wellcome grant
  • you’re named as an applicant in a new application.

Sponsors

The eligibility criteria for sponsors are the same as for lead applicants. Please see above for details.

As a sponsor, you must guarantee that the host organisation will provide the fellow with:

  • support to lead their own independent research
  • the status and benefits of other academic staff of similar seniority.

Organisations in the UK or Republic of Ireland

Eligible host organisations should be:

If you’re based in a non-university organisation in the UK/Republic of Ireland, we may need to have a reciprocal arrangement in place to allow staff at the Wellcome Sanger Institute to apply to your organisation for funding.

We currently have arrangements in place with:

  • the Medical Research Council
  • the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Cancer Research UK
  • the Natural Environment Research Council.




If you’re based at one of these organisations, you’re eligible to apply for Wellcome funding. Your application must include a statement from the director of your unit or organisation, confirming that your proposal:

  • isn’t part of any core-funded programme
  • hasn’t been refused for funding as part of that core programme
  • won’t lead to a reduction in your core support.

You will be assessed under the same criteria as all other applicants.

Your organisation may be asked for additional information if they:

  • haven’t received Wellcome funding before
  • haven’t recently received Wellcome funding.

We don’t make awards to other charities whose sole intention is to redistribute funds.

Organisations outside the UK or Republic of lreland

Eligible organisations should:

  • be not-for-profit research organisations
  • be able to sign up to Grant Conditions
  • have a mission statement that’s broadly in line with Wellcome’s.

Your organisation may be asked for additional information if they:

  • haven’t received Wellcome funding before
  • haven’t recently received Wellcome funding.

We won’t fund you if you’re:

  • employed by a commercial organisation
  • applying for, holding, or employed on a research grant from the tobacco industry.

Please see our statement on researchers funded by the tobacco industry.

We may not be able to fund you if you, anyone associated with your grants, or your grant activities, are:

  • the target of international sanctions
  • located in a country that is the target of international sanctions.

Please see our statement on international sanctions.

If you are concerned about international sanctions affecting your award, please contact us.

For further information, please visit the official website of the organization here.




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