Wellcome Trust Fondation is offering an International Master’s Fellowships. This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.
Before 4 June 2018, this scheme was called Master’s Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
£120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses
30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project)
You can apply for an International Master’s Fellowship if:
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:
You can’t apply if you’re:
We wouldn’t usually expect you to apply if you already have a Master’s.
You must be based at an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country for the research project. When your host organisation submits your application, they must agree to provide the space and resources you’ll need from the start date through to the end date of your award.
You should give careful thought to your choice of sponsor and supervisor. Your sponsor should:
Your sponsor should not expect you to spend more than eight hours a week on non-research activities (eg clinical duties, teaching or administration).
Your sponsor’s support and mentorship should be part of a longer-term commitment to help you achieve your career aspirations.
You should also identify a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of your research project. We expect you to identify additional supervisors for each period that you spend outside your host organisation, including your taught course.
You can nominate your sponsor as a supervisor, if appropriate.
An International Master’s Fellowship is for 30 months, unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis.
The first 12 months should be dedicated to doing a taught Master of Science (MSc) course at a recognised centre of excellence anywhere in the world.
The following 18 months is for your research project at an eligible organisation in a low- or middle-income country.
An award of £120,000 provides support for:
If your taught course or training is in the UK, you can use £15,000 a year (outside London) or £17,000 a year (Greater London) to cover the cost of your stipend. If your course or training is outside the UK, you should check living costs with your prospective training organisation.
We support distance learning taught Master’s degrees.
If your stipend is liable for tax in the country you’re based in, you can use the funds to cover the taxed amount.