The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Research Fellowships for Health Professionals - Wellcome Trust, 2020
Preliminary deadline for applications: 7 Jan 2020
Deadline for full applications: 19 Mar 2020
Career Stage: Postdoctoral research, postdoctoral training
Level of funding: Salary and research expenses covered
Duration of funding: Up to 3 years
Who can apply
You can apply for a Research Fellowship if you're a practising health professional with some research experience.
The research you propose should aim to improve understanding of health and disease using humanities or social science methods.
You must want to do one of the following:
A PhD. You must have a relevant Master's degree or equivalent research experience. You must also have an offer of a place on a PhD programme, or evidence that you expect to receive one. This must be at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.
Examples of areas we'll consider include, but are not limited to:
how social, environmental and political structures determine health
how governments, communities and individuals respond to disease and pursue wellbeing
the cultural meanings and significance of sickness and health
the challenges of modern biomedicine.
Your proposal can be relevant to your immediate working environment. It can also have elements of applied research, but this should not be the main focus. For example, we're unlikely to fund a project focused on developing an intervention.
We will assess:
the significance and originality of your proposed research
the suitability and relevance of your approach to the research topic
your track record relative to your research career stage, such as publications, conference papers, public engagement and policy-related work
the suitability of the host organisation for your research and for developing your independent career.
Who can't apply
You can't apply if:
you hold a permanent academic post
you've received support for your doctoral studies from another funding body.
For more information, or to apply, visit the call webpage.