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Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme in Global Health Research - Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research, 2020-21
Deadline date for applications: 5 Nov 2019
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.
The Programme will support up to four clinical PhD fellowships each year over the next five years.
Recruitment for 2020-21 (4th cohort) will commence in September 2019.
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
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.
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.
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  referees who can be contacted immediately, one of whom should be familiar with your academic work.