Wellcome Trust Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme 2022 for African Researchers

When is Application Deadline?

31st January 2022.

Tell Me About Wellcome Trust Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme:

This Wellcome Trust funded Programme is focusing on funding up to 5 PhD Fellowships per year, for 5 years and runs from 2022 to 2027 and will fund 25 Fellowships in total. It is open to early career healthcare professionals that have a focus on improving health and wellbeing in Africa. Applications from nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) are actively encouraged.

This Programme is a partnership between LSHTM and four other UK universities – Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), Kings College London (KCL), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and St George’s University of London (SGUL), as well as six African Partner Institutions – Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI, Zimbabwe), Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research (Zimbabwe), Medical Research Council Gambia (MRCG), Medical Research Council Uganda (MRCU), Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), Zambart (Zambia).

In addition, the Programme will provide 25 Fellowships for Africans based in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, or Uganda and affiliated to the African Partner Institutions over the course of the Programme. Fellows will have the choice of registering for their PhD in their home country or at one of the UK partner institutions.

More information about these Fellowships and recruitment procedures to follow. If you are interested in applying for one of the African Fellowships, please do not apply through the route belowThere will be a separate recruitment process for these Fellowships and we will release information as soon as it is available.

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Which Fields are Eligible?

There are five cross-cutting themes :

  • Infectious disease;
  • Sexual and reproductive health;
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health;
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Mental health.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Fellowship

Who can apply for Wellcome Trust Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme?

  • This Programme is aimed at supporting health professionals who wish to undertake rigorous research training.  Support is for three years (or part-time equivalent) and includes an NHS matched salary, research expenses, home rate tuition fees, and training and travel costs. Applicants must be practising healthcare professionals and be registered with a national professional regulatory body in the UK/Republic of Ireland (eg – General Medical Council, Health and Care Professions Council). Medical graduates must be registered on a UK/Republic of Ireland specialist training programme or must be a registered GP.
  • Appointments will be made to match an appointee’s current NHS salary (Junior Doctors/Dentists, GPs, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPS)) plus London allowance if applicable.
  • Medical doctors, dentists and vets will be placed on the standard clinical academic salary scale for doctors in formal clinical training in the range £39,467 to £53,077 plus £2,162 London allowance where applicable.
  • NMAHPS will be placed on the appropriate scale of their employing institution, and could be in the range of £39,304 to £44,634. Placement on the scales will be according to an appointee’s current salary, stage of training (if applicable) and transitional pay arrangements and will be subject to approval by the employing institution.
  • All applicants should not have more than 10 years whole time equivalent (WTE) career experience (calculated taking into account parental, medical and other formally documented leave) after full professional qualification at the time of applying.
  • All applicants must have an interest in global health research and be looking to develop their academic career.
  • All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants should maintain their clinical skills, if applicable.
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Which Countries are Eligible?

The Programme will provide Fellowships for Africans based in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, or Uganda and affiliated to the African Partner Institutions over the course of the Programme.

Where will Award be Taken?

  • Fellows will have the choice of registering for their PhD in their home country or at one of the UK partner institutions.
  • Applicants should be interested in spending extended periods of time at one of the Programme African Partner Institutions in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, The Gambia, and Uganda as part of their PhD, and will spend a minimum of 12 months in country.
  • This is a full time, fixed term post (part-time equivalent is available) funded by The Wellcome Trust based at one of the partner/host institutions: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George’s, University of London or Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Candidates accept that, if successful, they may be awarded a fellowship at any of the five partner institutions.

How Many Fellowships will be Given?

5 per year for 5 years

What is the Benefit of Wellcome Trust Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme?

  • Medical doctors, dentists and vets will be placed on the standard clinical academic salary scale for doctors in formal clinical training in the range £39,467 to £53,077 plus £2,162 London allowance where applicable.
  • NMAHPS will be placed on the appropriate scale of their employing institution, and could be in the range of £39,304 to £44,634. Placement on the scales will be according to an appointee’s current salary, stage of training (if applicable) and transitional pay arrangements and will be subject to approval by the employing institution.
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How Long will Program Last?

 

How to Apply for Wellcome Trust Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme:

Applications will be open from Monday the 13th of December 2021 and should be made via: http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk We request an additional completed Programme Application form (see below) and an Equal Opportunities form (see below). Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk Please quote reference ITD-CRD-2021-21.

The direct link to this vacancy can be found here

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the requirements in the job description. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday the 31st January 2022.

For any queries, please contact Christina Albertsen

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