The Wellcome Trust – Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research

involves 5 London based institutions:

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
KCL Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Blizard Institute – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
St. George’s University of London

Aims and Objectives

We aim to recruit and train the best young clinical and non-clinical scientists with an interest in global health research, to provide them with the support, training and academic environment they need to develop into independent researchers, and to facilitate their academic and clinical career progression.  Our key partner institutions in Africa and Asia are all regional centres of excellence in biomedical research, with whom we have been collaborating for many years on research and capacity building projects. We aim to expand our programme of training, mentorship and support for clinical and nonclinical scientists in our key partner institutions through regional short courses, many of them based on distance learning materials developed at our partner institutions in London; through joint mentorship and supervision of PhD and post-doctoral students; and by strengthening infrastructure in these institutions. Our goal is to train a cadre of outstanding scientists in our key partner institutions who will be able to compete successfully for international research funding.

How can the Bloomsbury Centre help you?

We can help you to apply for Wellcome Trust clinical or non-clinical fellowships in international health, if you follow these steps:

  • Check the Wellcome Trust website to see the types of fellowship available
  • Check whether  you are eligible for a fellowship

If you are eligible for a PhD research training fellowship, think about what kind of research project you would like to do, and approach academic staff members who share your interests at one or more of our partner institutions in London or overseas, with a view to identifying a potential supervisor. Check the list of potential supervisors at our London-based institutions, their areas of research interest can also be seen on the Policy Group profiles.  Once you have decided on a field of research, identified a supervisor, and established your
application time line you can contact the Centre, who will advise you on policy group deadlines and
All candidates applying for Wellcome Trust fellowships who apply through the Bloomsbury Centre will be expected to present their research proposal and CV to our Policy Group before the deadline for submission to the Trust. You will be expected to have a nearly completed proposal by the time you make your presentation. The policy group consists of academics covering a wide range of disciplines from our London-based institutions, who will provide feedback designed to strengthen your application. Policy group meetings are held three times a year. You should check the Wellcome Trust deadline date for the particular fellowship you are applying for, as dates and preliminary application requirements vary. You should plan to present your proposal to our Policy Group at least 2 months before the submission deadline, to allow yourself time to make any changes suggested by the group.

Further information on the Wellcome Trust Centres for Global Health Research

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