Call Deadline: 5 February 2019, 17:00 GMT
Type of researcher: Public health
Level of funding: Salary and research expenses covered
Duration of funding: 5 years
An International Intermediate Fellowship is for five years unless you want to hold it on a part-time basis. It cannot be renewed. This scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes.
You can apply for an International Intermediate Fellowship if:
- you’re a national of a low- or middle-income country
- your proposed research focuses on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country
- you have sponsorship from an eligible host organization in a low- or middle-income country.
You can apply if:
- you have a Ph.D. or you’re a clinically qualified doctor (and qualified to enter higher specialist training), vet, dentist or clinically qualified psychologist
- 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.
You should be driving your own research and be ready to lead an independent research programme.
This scheme may be of particular interest if you’re an early-career fellow (such as an International Training Fellow) and this fellowship is the next step in your career as a research scientist.
If you’ve been away from research (eg for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), we’ll allow for this when we consider your application.
Your research proposal
Your research proposal should be within our science remit and focus on a health priority in a low- or middle-income country.
When we consider your application, we’ll look at:
- your research contributions
- the scientific merit of your proposed project
- the significance of the research
- the feasibility of your proposal
- the suitability of your sponsor and host environment for both your research and for the development of your independent career.
By the end of this fellowship you should:
- have achieved international standing in your area of research
- be leading your own research programme
- have the skills and experience to apply for senior level fellowships or permanent positions at a research organization.
Visa and work permit costs
If Wellcome is going to pay your salary on the grant, you can ask for a visa and work permit costs to help you take up the post at your host organization. You can also ask for:
- visa costs for your partner and dependent children
- Immigration Health Surcharge costs for you, your partner and dependent children if you will be in the UK for six months or more
- essential associated costs, such as travel to attend appointments at a visa application center or embassy if you can justify these.
How to Apply
Submit your preliminary application
You must submit your preliminary application through Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab).
Review of preliminary applications
We’ll assess your eligibility and give advice about your competitiveness and the resources you’ve requested.