UK Calls Applications For Intermediate Fellowships

UK Intermediate Fellowship 2013-14
The Wellcome Trust of UK is inviting applications for Intermediate for pursuing research in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 'Not For Profit' institutions that are able to sign up to Wellcome Trust Grant Conditions.

 

This fellowship is part of a series of career awards aimed at building sustainable capacity in areas of research that have the potential for increasing health benefits for people and their livestock in low- and middle-income countries.

This scheme enables high-calibre, mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish an independent research programme. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country.

Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme.

Duration of Scholarship: Covers upto 5 years a basic salary for the fellow, research expenses (For instance- Consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection), training costs where appropriate and justified, an inflation and flexible funding allowance.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant should be a national or legal resident of a low and middle income country.
  • Applicant should be a graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (Example, biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and three to sic years postdoctoral experiences.

Application Procedure:

  • You must complete and submit a preliminary application form [Word 350KB] by the published deadline. The form should be emailed to phatic@wellcome.ac.uk.
  • Completed forms will normally be assessed within one month of the preliminary deadline. If the preliminary application meets the scheme's requirements, a full application will be invited.
  • A copy of the home institution's salary scale and justification of your salary level from the head of department should be submitted with the full application.
  • Your full application will be peer reviewed and, if successful, you will then be shortlisted for interview by the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee.
  • Candidates shortlisted for interview will normally be notified four weeks before the interview date. Interviews will be conducted at our offices in London. Travel and accommodation costs will be provided.

Dates to remember:

  • Preliminary Application last date: March 1, 2013 (Friday)
  • Full Application deadline: May 21, 2013 (Tuesday)
  • Shortlisted candidate interviews: 25-27 November 2013

Contact Details: Inquiries may be directed to phatic@wellcome.ac.uk, the appropriate stream or by telephone to the Grants Service Desk: +44 (0)20 7611 2020.

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