Global Challenges Research Fund 2020

Published: 9 October 2019

Applications now open for the 3-month scheme for students from low and middle-income African countries.

This is a repeat of a very successful programme run last year by the University of Glasgow and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology. It is aimed at young parasitology researchers from low- and middle-income African countries. It offers research students the opportunity to join one of the University of Glasgow parasitology teams for 3 months and work on a small individual research project. The scheme covers student’s travel, accommodation and living costs while in Glasgow. Research costs are also met by the scheme and by the groups hosting the students.

In order to apply for the scheme the student must:

• Be a citizen of an African low- or middle-income country;
• Have at least a BSc degree in a relevant field (e.g. biology, biochemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, public health or epidemiology) or equivalent research experience;
• Have a demonstrable interest and in parasitology or related field;
• Be at the early stage of his/her research training (preferably not yet in the possession of a PhD);
• Be able to come to the UK for the period of January to March 2020 (includes being eligible for UK visitors visa);
• Secure a mentor in a recognised research unit based in African LMIC willing to recommend the student and provide intellectual support through the exchange.

Follow these links for more information about the scheme (including project areas and supervisors) and an application form:

Global Challenges Research Fund 2020

GCRF 2020 Application Form

E-mail the filled application and short CV to the following address

The deadline for applications is 05.11.2019.

Any questions regarding the scheme should be directed to Questions regarding individual research projects should be directed to potential supervisors.


First published: 9 October 2019