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Wellcome Trust's International Master’s Fellowships 2020, UK

Wellcome Trust


April 14, 2020


Opportunity Cover Image - Wellcome Trust's International Master’s Fellowships 2020, UK

International Master’s Fellowships

This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Tooltip ,Postgraduate training 

Where your host organisation is based:

Tooltip ,Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China) 

Type of researcher: Tooltip ,Basic Clinical,Public health

Level of funding:

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

Duration of funding:

30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project)

Eligibility and suitability

Who can apply

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 organisation in 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 we consider your application, we'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)
  • a researcher based in mainland China – we're currently unable to accept applications
  • currently applying for another Wellcome Trust fellowship.

We wouldn't usually expect you to apply if you already have a Master's.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
January 19, 2020


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