Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘International Master’s Fellowships’ for nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Funding brief: This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. Before 4th, June, 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Donor Name: Wellcome
Funding name: International Master’s Fellowships

● August 2018 round: Application deadline: 31st, August, 2018, 17:00 BST By 17:00 (GMT/BST)
● April 2019 round: Application deadline: 16th, April, 2019, 17:00 BST By 17:00 (GMT/BST)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: £120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

The support includes:
● A stipend
● Travel costs (eg outward and return airfares)
● Approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organization.
● They support distance learning taught Master’s degrees.
● If your stipend is liable for tax in the country you’re based in, you can use the funds to cover the taxed amount.

The support includes:
● A basic salary (determined by your host organization)
● Personal removal expenses
● Research management and support costs
● Research expenses, directly related to your proposal

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration:
● An International Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months, unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis.
● The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master of Science (MSc) course at a recognized centre of excellence anywhere in the world.
● The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: You can apply for an International Master’s Fellowship if:
● you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
● your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
● you have sponsorship from an eligible host organisationin a low- or middle-income country.

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- or middle-income country.

When they consider your application, they’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:
● intending to be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or another high-income country(opens in a new tab)(although your taught course can be anywhere in the world)
● planning to do a Master of Research (MRes)
● a researcher in India – instead see the Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance(opens in a new tab)
● currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship.

They 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- or middle-income country 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 and supervisor: You should give careful thought to your choice of sponsor and supervisor. Your sponsor should:
● hold an established post for the duration of the fellowship
● 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.

Your sponsor should not expect you to spend more than eight hours a week on non-research activities (eg 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.

You should also identify a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your research project. We expect you to identify additional supervisors for each period that you spend outside your host organisation, including your taught course.

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

Eligible Country: Where your host organisation is based-Low- or middle-income countries

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Form (Proposal- Sample full application form for International Master’s Fellowships): Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

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