Applications are invited for the 2019 Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). This fellowship is organized to support Low- and middle-income country (LMICs*) researchers and mid-career scientists to obtain essential skills, building capacity for leadership in subsequent infectious diseases clinical research. TDR is committed to achieving gender equity in its activities and strongly encourages women to apply to this fellowship.


  • Selected fellows have an opportunity to spend one year working in a pharmaceutical company or product development partnership in a high-income country.
  • Fellows in this program will have unique training and career development opportunities. They will be expected to learn about how to design, implement, and analyze data from clinical infectious diseases research studies.
  • Upon return to their home country, they will be able to train peers and serve in leadership positions.
  • The fellowship provides unique networking opportunities which will not only benefit an individual’s career, but also strengthen collaborations between clinical researchers and staff in LMICs, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and product development partnerships.

Financial provisions

  • The grant covers one economy class return air ticket (home – host training organization – home); a monthly stipend of approximately US$ 4000;
  • a one-time allowance of US$ 1500 for educational support materials;
  • health insurance and support to attend relevant meetings during the course of the fellowship, up to a maximum amount of US$ 3000, and
  • access to an alumni website and to the Professional Membership Scheme for clinical trialists website.
  • A break at 6 months of fellowship may be offered to the fellow to return to their home institution to present to their peers the acquired training and scientific progress made.
  • The grant also includes provisional funds for reintegration, conditional upon the approval of a progress report and reintegration plan.


Successful candidates must:

  • ​be a post-graduate (MSc or PhD) or medical graduate with clinical and/or research experience in infectious diseases and
  • ​have obtained their first degree within 15 years of submission of the application and
  • ​have been a researcher or clinical staff member employed for the last 12 months in an institution with a registered legal entity in an LMIC conducting clinical infectious diseases research and
  • ​be both a citizen and a resident in an LMIC

*A list of LMICs can be found here.

Deadline for submission: 7 March 2019, 16:00 (GMT)

For more information visit the official site


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here