Commonwealth Scholarship for Beit Glasgow Masters student

The Beit Glasgow Scholarship is a funding collaboration set in motion by Professor Paul Garside of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation in 2016 to train two MSc students from either Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe each year Prof Paul Garside, Prof Mike Barrett with two students from Gambiafor the next five years. It is jointly funded by the Beit Trust, the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology (WCMP). One of the first cohort of students, Nelson Simwela from Malawi, has recently been successful in achieving additional funding from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and will return to the University of Glasgow in September 2017 to take up a three year PhD position within WCMP. 

Professor Iain McInnes, Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation commented “This is a superb example of investing in people to brighten the future!  The ambitious vision that we share with the Beit Trust to improve the lives of people in Malawi and neighbouring countries can only be achieved if we build capacity by training enthusiastic and talented young people like Nelson.  I am delighted to learn of his success and look forward to further positive outcomes from this outstanding partnership programme.” Read more.

First published: 31 July 2017