Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries, 2013/14
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Senior Fellowships are offered in in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries. Full details:

School(Institutions / Country):an academic institution in a low- and middle-income country location | low- and middle-income country

Level: Research Program

Field(s):understanding and improving public health and diseases of local, national and global relevance.

Topics include:


demographic, social science and health economic studies
;

epidemiological, field and community based studies;

health care systems and policy research;

measurement of infectious and chronic disease burden;

population studies
;

clinical trials and case control studies;

studies of disease mechanisms in the natural host;

determinants of disease susceptibility and resistance immunity or resistance in natural hosts or vectors.


Deadline:22 November 2013, 28 February 2014.


Funded By: Wellcome Trust

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Senior Fellowships are targeted for National or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified.

Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are for up to five years.

Scholarship covers: Senior Fellowships are for up to five years in the first instance and provide support that includes:

  • a basic salary research expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection) training costs where appropriate and justified an inflation allowance and support to attend scientific meetings.
  • Contributions to costs of the project that are directly incurred by the overseas institution may also be provided.
  • The salary should normally be based on the pay scales of the employing institution and must be justified by the head of the institution.
  • The salary level should be appropriate for the holder of a competitive grant and allow him/her to focus full-time on research. If the fellow is already in receipt of a salary from the host institution, the host institution may use the salary to pay for a replacement member of staff while we provide the fellow’s salary for the duration of the fellowship. It is not expected that the fellow will hold a salary in addition to the one provided by the Trust.
  • Overseas allowances will be provided for periods of training or collaborative research spent outside the home institution country, where appropriate.
  • Research-dedicated costs (excluding salary costs) should not exceed £100 000 per annum.

Description

This scheme supports outstanding researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a low- and middle-income country location.

Senior Fellowships are the most senior 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.

‣ Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and diseases of local, national and global relevance.

‣ Topics include: demographic, social science and health economic studies epidemiological, field and community based studies health care systems and policy research measurement of infectious and chronic disease burden population studies clinical trials and case control studies of disease mechanisms in the natural host determinants of disease susceptibility and resistance immunity or resistance in natural hosts or vectors.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria to avail Senior Fellowships,

You must be a national or a legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and

be either a: graduate in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (for example; biomedical or social science, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry or mathematics) with a PhD and at least five years’ postdoctoral experience, or medical graduate with a higher qualification equivalent to membership of the UK Royal College of Physicians (i.e. qualified to enter higher specialist training), or

be recognized as a specialist within a relevant research area, and have at least five years’ research experience.

Applicants who do not have a PhD but who are educated to first degree or Master’s level and have substantial research experience, as evidenced by their publication record, may be considered.

You should have a substantial record of publications in your chosen area of research in leading international journals.


Applications are particularly encouraged from outstanding low- and middle-income country researchers working overseas who wish to return to their home country.

Eligibility Criteria:

Reviewers typically assess: the caliber of the candidate the quality and importance of the research question(s) the approach to solving these questions the suitability of the research environment.

Successful applicants will have a substantial record of publications in their chosen area of research in leading international journals.

Notification:

Shortlisting of candidates by Expert Review Group: January 2014. Interviews of the shortlisted candidate will be taken by the Interview Panel: 1-3 April 2014. Short listing of candidates from Expert Review Group: April-May 2014.

Shortlisted candidate interviews with Interview Panel: 8-10 July 2014.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply online.

Scholarship Application Due Date: The deadline for applications is 22 November 2013, 28 February 2014.


Next preliminary application deadline: 20 September 2013
Main application deadline: 22 November 2013
Shortlisting of candidates by Expert Review Group: January 2014
Shortlisted candidate interviews with Interview Panel: 1-3 April 2014
Next preliminary application deadline: 13 December 2013
Main application deadline: 28 February 2014
Shortlisting of candidates by Expert Review Group: April-May 2014
Shortlisted candidate interviews with Interview Panel: 8-10 July 2014

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website.

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