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Wellcome International Training Fellowships

Wellcome International Training Fellowships offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. The low and middle income countries of exception are India and mainland China.

Research Field: Basic, Clinical and Public Health.

Funding Duration: 3 years.

Career Level: Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research.

Study in: Any Country

Value of the Training Fellowship

Generally, the fellowship has a funding level of usually £150,00 to £300,000 that provide the following:

  • a basic salary
  • personal removal expenses of £1,000
  • overheads, which should not be more than 20% of the direct research costs if you are based in a low- or middle-income country, and not more than 15% if you are based anywhere else.
  • research expenses directly related to your proposal and
  • course fees if you are registered for your higher degree at a local academic organisation.

Also see >>> International Students’ Scholarships at University of Maryland Baltimore


Eligibility Criteria

You can apply for an International Training Fellowship if:

You must want to undertake a guided period of research so that you can consolidate your existing experience and explore new areas of research.

You must:

  • have a PhD and be an early-career researcher; or
  • have a degree in a relevant subject and some initial research experience; or
  • be a clinically qualified doctor (and be qualified to enter higher specialist training), vet, dentist or clinical psychologist, and have some initial research experience. 

If you don’t have a PhD, you are expected to start one at the same time as the fellowship. You should register for your PhD at a local academic organisation. If this isn’t possible, contact us before submitting your application.

How to Apply

Wellcome accepts 2 rounds of applications per year. The deadline for this first round for 2020 has passed. However, the deadline for the 2nd round is 5 November 2020, 17:00 GMT  (preliminary application) and the deadline for full applications is 4 February 2021, 17:00 GMT.

For more information visit >>> Wellcome International Training Fellowships.

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