Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

The Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research is a partnership between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George’s University of London and Brighton and Sussex Medical School bringing together their expertise in global health research. The Programme provides postgraduate training opportunities to clinicians committed to undertaking research on the health problems of low and middle income countries.

 

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The Programme will support up to four clinical PhD fellowships each year over the next five years. The first intake will commence in the academic year 2017/2018. PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROUND ARE NOW CLOSED.

The aim of the Programme is to support the most promising clinicians who wish to undertake rigorous research training and complete a research project in the field of global health. The Programme will focus on the following six key areas:

  • HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental health
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Non-communicable diseases.

The Programme has a large pool of potential-supervisors who have a breadth of clinical specialities and experience in these areas.

Successful applicants will develop their potential to become academic clinicians within a structured and mentored training environment. They will, usually, spend up to two years overseas in a low or middle income country based in well-established research groups.

Financial support is for three years and includes a clinical salary, research expenses, general training funds and travel costs.

 

PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be fully-qualified medical doctors (with no more than 10 years’ whole time equivalent [WTE] career experience after full medical qualification at the time of applying), have a right to work in the UK, be eligible for home/EU PhD fees and should be currently engaged in a specialist training programme and not yet awarded a CCT or equivalent.  They must demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to pursuing a career as an academic clinician with an interest in global health.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 2017/2018

PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROUND ARE NOW CLOSED.

Each application must include the following:

  • A completed on-line application form.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.  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. 

  • A completed additional Clinical PhD Programme application form

Please ensure this is completed and attached to the on line application. The application form can be found as an attachment to the front page of the online application.

  • A copy of your CV

This should include the names and email addresses of two [2] referees who can be contacted immediately, one of whom should be familiar with your academic work.

  • A letter of support from your academic referee.

 

SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 23 January 2017.

They will be referred to potential-supervisors to discuss and develop a detailed research proposal and budget for submission to the interview panel.

Interviews will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 16 May 2017. Candidates will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on their research proposal.

 

KEY DATES

19/11/2016:    Application process opens for 2017/2018 intake

05/01/2017:    Closing date for applications

23/01/2017:    Short listed candidates notified

16/05/2017:    Interviews

 

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