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Fully Funded Wellcome Fellowship 2019/20

Fully Funded Wellcome Fellowship 2019/20

Fully Funded
Country: UK
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Applications for Wellcome Fellowship 2019/20 (August 2019 round) is now open! This scheme aims to provide nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. The host organization must be situated in low- or middle-income countries (apart from India). The Wellcome Fellowship is for 30 months unless the applicant wants 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 recognized center of excellence anywhere in the world. The following 18 months is for the research project at an eligible organization in a low- or middle-income country.

Research Proposal

While submitting the Wellcome research proposal, it should be kept in mind that the proposal should be within their (Wellcome’s) science remit and focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.

While considering the application, the following areas will be looked at:
quality and importance of the research question(s)

  • feasibility of the applicant’s approach to solving these problems
  • suitability of choice of research environments
  • suitability of the taught Master of Science (MSc) course the applicant selects – it should take place at a recognised centre of excellence and provide him/her with training that will complement his/her research project.

Choice of supervisor

The applicant must have a supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of his/her research project. He/she should also have additional supervisors for each period that he/she spend outside your host organization, including the taught course. They must agree to provide the space and resources the applicant will need.

A supervisor should:

  • have an ongoing research programme
  • have a strong track record in research, training and mentorship
  • provide guidance during the application process and fellowship.


  • Support during the Master’s course (including a stipend, travel costs, approved tuition fees)
  • Support during the fellowship (including a basic salary, personal removal expenses, research management and support costs, research expenses)
  • For more information please visit the official link.


The applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Be a national of a low- or middle-income country
  • Further, The proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
  • Have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low- or middle-income country.
  • Hold a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Be at an early stage in his/her career with limited research experience (but he/she must have demonstrated interest in, or aptitude for, research).


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 August,2019
Open toSpecific Countries
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