Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships in Medicine, and applications are submitted till 4 December 2015. Applications are invited for research training fellowships to provide support for medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates. Applications are encouraged from individuals who wish to undertake substantial training through high-quality research in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility, towards a PhD or MD qualification. Applicants sponsoring laboratory must be in an eligible NHS or academic institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland. For research to be carried out primarily in a low- and middle-income country, an appropriate training institute and sponsor must be identified. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | UK or Republic of Ireland sponsoring institution (candidates may request to spend up to three months overseas during the fellowship; For candidates who are carrying out research in public health and tropical medicine in a low- and middle-income country location, the duration of the fellowship may be spent overseas.)
in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility, towards a PhD
or MD qualification.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships are targeted for individuals in European Economic Area (EEA): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK. NB while Switzerland is not in the EEA, Swiss nationals have the same rights as EEA nationals.
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‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are normally for two to three years.
In exceptional cases a fellowship may be for up to four years for those who wish to undertake a relevant Masters training or diploma course. All training requests must be fully justified in the application.
‣ Scholarship covers: Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships provide: research expenses (e.g. consumables, travel, support to attend scientific meetings, fieldwork and data collection) and fellow’s salary, set according to age, experience and our policy on enhancement. The necessary equipment and facilities required for the proposed research must be available to the candidate, so it is essential that a laboratory or unit appropriate to the research proposed is selected. Substantial requests for equipment are not accepted. Funding is not provided for PhD/MD tuition fees, although the Flexible Funding Allowance associated with the Fellowship may be used to contribute towards this expense. Funding may be requested for training activities relevant to the aims of the Fellowship, including, and when appropriate, for a Masters or Diploma. Candidates who are currently funded on a one-year grant and wish to pursue a PhD may apply for a two-year Research Training Fellowship. They do not provide top-up funding. They provide appropriate allowances to fellows based in low- and middle-income countries/overseas.
‣ This Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships scheme is for medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates who have little or no research training, but who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine.
‣ Applications are encouraged from individuals who wish to undertake substantial training through high-quality research in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility, towards a PhD or MD qualification.
‣ Further opportunities for clinicians to undertake a high quality PhD are provided by the Clinical PhD Programmes and the Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Programmes.
should have little to no research experience and it should not
normally be more than ten years from the date of your first medical,
dental or veterinary qualification. Due allowance will be given to
those whose career has been affected by a late start or for personal
reasons (e.g. time away due to maternity, paternity, adoption leave,
other caring responsibilities or ill-health).
applicants have taken formal maternity, paternity or adoption leave
as the primary carer (either the mother, father, partner or adopter),
the Trust will allow an additional six months for each period of
parental leave when assessing eligibility. Each case will be
considered individually and the employing institution may need to
confirm that the applicant qualifies for this provision.
should have completed general professional training as defined by the
relevant college: Medical graduates must have passed the
relevant exam for their specialty, e.g.
MRCS, MRCOphth/FRCOphth Part 1, MRCPsych, MRCOG Part 1, MRCPCH, FRCA
Part 1. GPs are advised to contact the office to clarify their
eligibility; Dental candidates must have obtained MFD, MFDS,
MGDS, MFGDP or equivalent; Veterinary candidates should have a
degree in veterinary medicine (e.g. BVSc, BVM&S, BVMS, BVetMed,
VetMB) and some experience in clinical practice.
interrelated degree is desirable, but not essential; and Clinical
psychology candidates must have obtained a professional
Doctorate-level qualification in Clinical Psychology accredited by
the British Psychological Society before taking up the award.
Candidates are advised to contact the office to clarify their
are expected to undertake a high-quality research project that
balances the provision of training with the opportunity to advance
knowledge in a given area.
project based solely on a systematic review of a particular area is
not suitable, unless it includes a significant element of
Selection Criteria for Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships
Reviewers typically assess:
Notification of Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowships results
will be notified two weeks before the interview date as to whether
they have been shortlisted. Interviews will be conducted at the
Wellcome Trust’s offices in London during 2-3 March 2016 (CIC)
and 9-10 March 2016 (PHATIC).
Scholarship Application Method
should be send online through WT Grant Tracker. You can apply
through any eligible UK or Republic of Ireland sponsoring
Wellcome Trust Centres for Research in Clinical Tropical Medicine can
offer support for researchers carrying out projects in clinical
tropical medicine in low- and middle-income countries.
Applications are due on 4
forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how
to apply for
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