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Call for Applications--The UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships

Deadline May 31, 2017

The UCL Marmot Prince Mahidol Fellowships are available to researchers who are committed to reducing inequalities in health within their countries. Applicants are likely to have completed doctoral training by the time of entry into the program in one of a variety of fields including, but not limited to, behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, health professions and public policy. The flexibility of the program is designed to ensure inclusiveness and maximize the benefits reaped from the available resources.

Fellowships will last for up to one year with fellows being required to use the residency at UCL within the Institute of Health Equity (IHE) to produce the following outcomes: generate new secondary analyses or qualitative research or build a full research proposal that will shed light on effective international legislation, policies and programmes to reduce inequalities in health; write one collaborative research publication; and deliver research findings on inequalities in health at a seminar and/or conference.

Individuals will be expected to be able work on their own initiative and to be proactive, however support will also be provided through a mentoring system and through exposure to the IHE activities.

Up to three awards for fellowships are available for 2017/18. It is intended that the program should support the development of the individual. As much flexibility will be allowed as possible on start and end dates, within the constraints of space. Applications should comprise of:

  • A statement of support from the home institution, including the names and contact details of two further referees, and agreement that the work undertaken will contribute to the wider work of the home institution;
  • Evidence of  a right to work in the UK or proposals on how this be secured;
  • Details of anticipated costs to be covered by the fellowship;
  • A curriculum vitae and publication list of the individual proposed;
  • A two page statement indicating the: research question (s) the applicant would like to address; duration of and intended timing of residency; potential outcomes and plans to build upon the work when back in the home institution;

Level of Funding: Fellows will be seconded and paid by their home institution but awards of up to £12,500 will be payable to the home institution to contribute to fellowship costs (stipend towards accommodation and travel).  Where costs are incurred the host institution will be required to pay them, with itemized invoices with associated receipts then being submitted to the Institute of Health Equity at the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care for reimbursement.  Applicants are welcome to discuss their research questions and potential costs by correspondence prior to submitting their application.  Please email correspondence to contact@iheucl.org.

Costs covered: The amount of money awarded will depend on the length of stay of an individual and the travel costs for that individual from their host country.  Funding made available will be agreed in advance of the Fellowship commencing. The awards will cover one return economy air fare and a contribution of £700 per month to accommodation in London.  In addition travel costs (economy) to present the agreed outcomes at a conference within Europe will be paid where applicable.

Selection Criteria and Process: The Fellowships are designed to help develop the next cadre of researchers working in the area of inequalities in health, whilst building strategic global links between UCL and other institutions world-wide.

The selection panel will employ the following criteria:

  • Potential to contribute to the field of inequalities in health;
  • Commitment to a career within the subject area;
  • Quality of past research;
  • Ability to utilize the opportunity presented by the fellowship to build strategic links and/or interdisciplinary research work;
  • References provided by those with whom the applicant has worked or studied.
  • Eligibility to live and work as a sponsored researcher within the UK for the specified time.

A panel of four members will judge all applications and applicants will be notified by the end of June 2017 on whether or not they have been successful

Deadline for applications:  May 31st, 2017

Contact us via http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/contact.