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The Wellcome Trust is offering a scheme which will strengthen scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Master's degree level.
Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Public health and tropical medicine cover a wide range of health problems, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. Topics include:

  • demographic, social science and health economic studies

  • epidemiological, field and community-based studies

  • healthcare systems and policy research

  • measurement of infectious and chronic disease burden

  • population studies

  • clinical trials and case-control studies

  • studies of disease mechanisms in the natural host

  • determinants of disease susceptibility and resistance

  • immunity or resistance in natural hosts or vectors.

Applications must be a resident of an LMIC and be able to conduct the project whilst in the LMIC (so it's not suitable if you want to study in the UK, for example). 
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