This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters degree level.
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.
We are particularly interested in requests for research training support in the social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology.
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.
The Wellcome Trust and the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland have established a joint Wellcome Trust- Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland Masters Fellowship. Two joint awards per annum will be made, in addition to the Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowships. These will be considered during the selection process for Wellcome Trust Master’s Fellowships – no separate application is required.