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AFRO-NETS> Research Training Fellowships - The Wellcome Trust
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Research Training Fellowships - The Wellcome Trust
- From: Dieter Neuvians MD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 05:12:50 -0500 (EST)
Research Training Fellowships - The Wellcome Trust
Research Training Fellowships Through Master's Programme in Demogra-
phy, Population or Reproductive Health
As part of the Wellcome Trust's Population Studies initiative, nomi-
nations are invited for these Fellowships, which will offer one
year's training at Master's level in a center of research excellence,
followed by one year's support for research project in the Fellow's
Research projects in the following areas are particularly encouraged:
* epidemiology and the environment;
* health economics;
* improvement of reproductive health in adolescents and adults;
* reproductive biology relevant to contraceptive research and devel-
* safe motherhood, infant and child well being;
* sexual health;
* social science.
Candidates should be residents of developing countries if Africa,
Asia or Latin America, or the restructuring countries of central and
eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union. They should be
educated at least to first-degree level in a relevant subject and
hold a position with a university or government department, or a non-
governmental organization with a remit to implement programmes in
population and reproductive health.
Candidates must be sponsored by the center where they wish to train
and their local employer, who should also guarantee that the candi-
date will be given sufficient time to pursue a research project dur-
ing the second year of the award. Each center may nominate no more
than three candidates. Direction applications from individuals will
Awards will be offered for a maximum of two years' duration. Excep-
tional Fellows may be offered the opportunity to extend their train-
ing to Ph.D level.
Whilst undertaking their master's training Fellows will receive a
stipend according to age, experience and local costs of living. Sup-
port may be requested for approved tuition fees, up to maximum of 12
months, which should cover all the costs associated with the course.
For the research project in the second year, support may be requested
for materials, consumables and (where appropriate) equipment and
field assistance. The Trust does not provide support for undesignated
The closing dates for receipt of application are:
Monday 12 March 2001 (decisions will be notified in June 2001) and
Monday 22 October 2001 (decisions will be notified in January 2002).
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Nominations and requests for application forms and further informa-
tion should be send to:
The Grants Section (Population Studies)
The Wellcome Trust
183, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
Tel. +44-20-7611-7236 / 7284
Fax: +44-20 7611-7288
Applicants may not apply for more than one Trust Fellowship scheme at
any one time.
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