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Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Deadline: Next preliminary application deadline: 24 May 2016 (5pm); Main application deadline: 27 July 2016 (5pm)

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. This fellowship is 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 tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance.


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

  • a basic salary for the fellow
  • eesearch expenses (e.g. consumables, equipment, collaborative travel, research assistance, technical support, fieldwork and data collection)
  • course fees where appropriate and justified
  • research management and support costs
  • an inflation allowance and support to attend academic/scientific conferences
  • provision for public engagement costs.


We will consider applications that fall within the Public Health and Tropical Medicine remit. This covers research on infectious and non-communicable diseases within the fields of public health and tropical medicine that is aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This includes

You must be a national 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 recognised 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.

Invitations to complete a main application form will usually be sent to candidates within one month of the preliminary application deadline.

For more information, visit the Fellowship page here.



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