Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2017/18

Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2017/18

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Applications are open for the Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2017/18. This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level. An Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is for up to five years and cannot be renewed. It can be held on a part-time basis.

Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate. They remain true to the vision and values of their founder, Sir Henry Wellcome, a medical entrepreneur, collector and philanthropist. Their work today reflects the amazing breadth of Henry’s interests, and his belief that science and research expand knowledge by testing and investigating ideas.


Fellowship support includes:

  • A basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
  • Personal removal expenses
  • Research expenses, directly related to your proposal


  • Open to a researcher based in a low- or middle-income country. You should be driving your own research and be ready to lead an independent research programme;
  • You’re a national of a low- or middle-income country;
  • You have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training;
  • You have significant research experience;
  • You have made important contributions to your area of research eg publications, patents, software development or an impact on health policy or practice.

If you don’t have a PhD or degree in medicine, they may still consider you if you have a first or Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience.


  • You must submit your preliminary application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker;
  • The Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee will shortlist applications. If shortlisted, we’ll notify you at least four weeks before an interview and send you unattributed comments from the external peer review.
  • Interviews take place at the Wellcome offices in London. They’ll provide travel and accommodation costs. If successful, you must take up the fellowship within one year of the award.

Timeline for November 2017 Round

  • Preliminary application deadline: November 30, 2017, 17:00 GMT
  • Full application deadline: February 12, 2018, 17:00 GMT
  • Interviews: June 19–21, 2018

For more information, visit Wellcome Intermediate Fellowships.