Wellcome International Training Fellowships

Wellcome is welcoming applications for its International Training Fellowships.


Wellcome International Training Fellowships is an award program that offers financial support to citizens of low and middle-income countries to enable them undertake postgraduate training or postdoctoral research programs in public health in low and middle-income countries – excluding China and India.

Deadline: 7 April/29 June 2021 (Annual)

Course starts: Varies per institution

Number of Awards: Not specified

Degree type: Masters/PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Field of study: Any Masters, PhD, and post-doctoral research program in public health

Host institution(s): Eligible not-for-profit research organisations in a low- or middle-income country (other than India and China)

Country of Study: Any Country

Target demographic: Nationals of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD

Fellowship Worth/Inclusions

The Fellowship worth is usually £150,000 to £300,000 for research expenses, tuition fees, and salary.

NOTE: The award lasts for a period of three years.


To be eligible to apply for this award, applicants must;

° have a PhD and be an early-career researcher 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 or

° have a degree in a relevant subject and some initial research experience

° Be a national of a low- or middle-income country

° have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country apart from mainland China

° your proposed research must focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country

More on Eligibility

Students who wish to apply are advised to first discuss their application with their sponsor and research supervisor. This is advisable because applicants need a person who will guide them regard to the importance and intellectual quality of the project.


In your best interest, you are advised to also visit the Fellowship official website – link below – to access more details on how to apply. https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/schemes/international-training-fellowships

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