The Wellcome Trust has redesigned its fellowships for early to mid-career researchers from lower-income countries to attract a more diverse pool of applicants.

The funder announced on 4 June that it was relaunching the positions and renaming them as the International Master’s, Training and Intermediate Fellowships. The changes follow a review of the scheme and are intended to attract “a broader group of scientists with more diverse research backgrounds”, it said.

The fellowships are open to clinical and non-clinical researchers who are nationals of a low or middle-income country. Proposals must seek to carry out projects on a health priority in a lower-income setting.

The International Master’s Fellowship will now have a maximum value of £120,000, the announcement said. Its next application deadline will be at the end of August, with decisions expected in November.

Application rounds for both the Training and Intermediate Fellowships are planned for November, with decisions next summer, according to Wellcome.

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