Masters Fellowship for Low/Middle Income Countries, UK

Deadline: 6 August, 2012
Open to: researchers from the fields of social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology coming from low/middle income countries
Scholarship: The fellowship provides a 12 month undertaking of a Masters course, plus up to 18 months undertaking of a research project.


Welcome Trust strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Masters degree level. Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme. We are particularly interested in requests for research training support in the social sciences, demography, health economics, medical statistics and vector biology.

This fellowship is part 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. This fellowship normally provides up to 30 months’ support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Masters course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project. While undertaking a Masters course, fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying; travel costs and support for approved tuition fees. Masters training by distance learning is acceptable. Scholarship can be taken at UK.


Eligible are candidates who are:

  • national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical)
  • at an early stage in their career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.

Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Arab Rep, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, Nepal, Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Vietnam

Europe: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Kosovo, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Africa:  Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Mozambique, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, The  Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Lybia, Mauritania, Mauritius,  Madagascar, Rwanda, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Namibia, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Suriname, Somalia, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Mali, Uganda, Rep. Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other eligible countries: American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina , Belize, Benin, Bolivia,  Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kiribati,Republic Lao PDR, Malawi,  Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay, Peru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. ,Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan, Syrian, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu,Venezuela.


A completed application form [Word 1.1MB] should be submitted by the sponsor by the published deadline. The form should be emailed to You can find more details on how to apply here. You may not apply for more than one Wellcome Trust fellowship at any one time. For any questions which concern you can direct to the contacts.

2 thoughts on “Masters Fellowship for Low/Middle Income Countries, UK

  1. To whom it may concern,__ Can students from other fields like law school apply for social science researches. if you don't mind please give me a little information about it.
    Mohammad Iqbal masoud

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