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Opportunities for early career female academics from East Asia to spend up to a year at the University of Glasgow.

How to apply


School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health is a Research intensive School that focusses on cardiac, vascular and metabolic diseases and are proud to host world-leading basic and clinical scientists in these areas. Our mission is enhance human health by exploring causes and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and advancing and implementing discoveries leading to improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment. We are home to a British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence that focuses on vascular science and biomedicine.

Named contact: Dr Lorraine Work, Reader.

Research Areas:

  • Cardiovascular Oncology
  • Metabolic and Diabetes
  • Stroke

Key Skills:

  • Preclinical animals models of disease
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Clinical data analysis
  • Molecular Biology techniques
  • Epidemiology

School of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine

The School of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine has a strong track record of translating our research into real world solutions and have worked hard to develop strong and enduring relationships with a broad range of stakeholders nationally and internationally. 

Our work has benefitted a range of conservation bodies, animal welfare industry and charities, global health bodies and government policymakers and a broad range of commercial industries. These have come about through our direct engagement with our stakeholders, through work in advisory roles, or partnering in both research and teaching to develop solutions that address conservation, ecosystem and population health issues 

Named contact: Prof. Daniel Haydon, Director of Research 

Research Areas:  

  • Ageing, Health and Welfare 
  • Animal Ecology and Environmental Change 
  • Infectious Disease 

Key Skills 

  • Simulation modelling 
  • Genomic, spatial, temporal epidemiology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Biology techniques 
  • Metabolomics 

Institute of Infection and Immunity

The School of Infection and Immunity is scientists and clinicians working together to promote and develop research, drug discovery, and improvements in patient care. It contains scientists and clinical investigators of global repute with the cutting-edge expertise necessary to achieve our aims while supporting the next generation of researchers. Our expertise is supported by state-of-the-art basic science technology, integrated seamlessly with translational clinical trial facilities. 

Named Contact: Prof Andrew Waters, Director of Research 

Research Areas: 

  • Bacteriology 
  • Parasitology 
  • Virology 

Key Skills: 

  • Preclinical animals models of disease 
  • Genomics and proteomics 
  • Clinical data analysis 
  • Molecular Biology techniques 
  • Cell culture 

School of Health and Wellbeing

School of Health and Wellbeing's mission is to prevent disease, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities: locally, nationally and globally. Established in 2012, we are an inter-disciplinary area that crosses the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the College of Social Sciences. Our academics have a wide range of skills and expertise and our external collaborators include academics, the Scottish and UK Governments, the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors. We lead a range of research activities including 

  • monitoring trends in health and wellbeing; 
  • investigating the social, environmental and biological determinants of health and wellbeing; 
  • developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, policies and practices to improve population health and wellbeing; 
  • knowledge exchange to ensure policies and practices are evidence-informed. 

Named contact: Dr Breda Cullen, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology.

Research Areas:  

  • Data Science 
  • Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities 
  • Solutions Focused Research 

Key Skills: 

  • Health outcomes assessment 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Statistical modelling 
  • Clinical data analysis on complex interactions 
  • Behavioural science and Health economics 


To be eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – Early Academic Fellowship Programme, you must: 

  • Be a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary. 
  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam 
  • Have completed all components of PhD in the last 3 years in a university based in one of the eligible countries participating in this scheme. We will consider applicants that have submitted their thesis but are still awaiting viva voce examination and will make awards to these candidates only with the mutual agreement of British Council and the hosting supervisor. 
  • Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK. 
  • Meet the English language requirement for the University of Glasgow 
  • Demonstrate case for financial support. 
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended. 

You are also required to show in your application form that: 

  • You can demonstrate a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country 
  • You agree that your personal data being shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary 

If you are awarded a fellowship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term. 

You are not eligible for a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM if you: 

  • Hold dual British citizenship 
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office) 
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries 
  • (*) Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years). 
  • Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source 
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary 

How to Apply