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Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowships

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The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research training fellowships. These support medical, dental, veterinary or clinical psychology graduates who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine. The scheme enables individuals to undertake substantial training towards a PhD or MD qualification through high-quality research in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility.

Applicants must have a relevant connection to the European Economic Area and should not normally be more than 10 years from the date of their first medical, dental or veterinary qualification. They should have completed general professional training as defined by the relevant college in their field. Sponsoring laboratories must be based in an eligible NHS or academic institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and sponsors must have a contract of employment within an academic institution, or an honorary academic appointment in the case of an NHS employee. Non-UK applicants should contact the trust prior to application. Research projects should normally be undertaken in the UK or RoI, in which fellows may request to spend up to three months overseas. However, for candidates who are carrying out research in public health and tropical medicine in a developing country location, the duration of the fellowship may be spent overseas.

Fellowships normally provide a salary and research expenses for a period of two to three years. In exceptional cases a fellowship may be tenable for up to four years for those who wish to undertake relevant master’s training or a diploma course. Candidates who wish to pursue research in epidemiology or bioinformatics, and need to undertake a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene or a master’s degree as an essential entry point, may be considered for an extra year’s funding and course fees.

Application deadline: 4 December 2015 (5pm)

For more information, please visit:

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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