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Developing & Supporting Fellowships

At a Glance:

A highly successful Clinical PhD Programme

Further fellowship opportunities for UK/EU and developing nation candidates

Flexible Funding support to help build competitive fellowship applications

WTCGHR is one of five Wellcome Trust Centres for Global Health Research, and seeks to attract and develop the most talented scientists at all stages of their research careers . Our goal, together with our national & international partners is to develop the next generation of top class research fellows, supporting them to achieve their own research objectives & career goals.

Our Centre actively supports candidates when developing a research proposal, offering crucial academic guidance and professional assistance to build a competitive proposal. We are also able to offer targeted financial support to promising fellowship candidates from our Flexible Funding pot.

UK & EU Candidates

Our Centre offers a highly successful Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme, for those seeking a clinical research training fellowship at doctoral level. For more details on our programme, click here.

The Centre also actively supports candidates who wish to pursue additional fellowship options available from The Wellcome Trust:

  • Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships -  A brand new long term (up to 8 years), opportunity for those approaching the completion of a higher degree, for example a PhD, and wish to develop independent research careers - further details
  • Senior Fellowships -  Five year fellowships offering exceptional individuals the opportunity to establish an independent research programme in a Low to Middle Income Country - further details

Candidates from developing nations

We also assist in developing proposals for Fellowships geared specifically to candidates based in Low - Middle Income Countries (L-MIC), under The Wellcome Trust's Public Health & Tropical Medicine portfolio area:

  • International Master’s Fellowships - Offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level - further details

  • International Training Fellowships - Offers nationals of low & middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level - further details
  • International Intermediate Fellowships - Offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes - further details
  • Senior Research Fellowships - Senior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field. - further details

How to apply

If you are interested in working with the Centre to develop a proposal for any of the Fellowship options mentioned above, please use the contact form to get in touch. Your enquiry will be received by our Centre Manager and reviewed by our academic staff for eligibility and compatibility with Centre research expertise.

Flexible Funding & Placement Support

Our Centre seeks to attract the most talented individuals, in order to help them build competitive applications for Wellcome Trust fellowships.

We recognise that targeted financial assistance, in the early stages of building your research concept, can be very useful.

Our Flexible Funding Pot (FFP) can support costs associated with short targeted programmes of activities, including pre-planned meetings, preliminary data gathering & international site visits. We also particularly welcome the development of placement opportunities for candidates from developing nations, to visit research institutions across the world, to develop their own skills and expertise before building competitive fellowship applications.

This scheme is open to candidates with an academic collaborator associated with the Centre. If you do not yet have a WTCGHR academic supervisor, but wish to express an interest in working with Centre, please contact us, and arrangements can be made to match you with a relevant member of staff.

You may wish to review the Centre's Board membership & research interests, or a more broad list of potential projects and Centre affiliated supervisors.

For further details on the scheme, including guidance on how to apply, please contact us.