Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Wellcome Trust
PhD Degree

Deadline: 16 March 2020 (Annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts AY 2020-2021

Brief description:

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is inviting researchers who wish to undertake a 3-year PhD in any humanities or social science area on a topic related to health at the University commencing AY 2020/2021, to apply for the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships.

Host Institution(s):

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Field(s) of study:

PhD in humanities or social sciences, related to Health

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Researchers who wish to undertake a 3-year PhD in any humanities or social science area on a topic related to health

Scholarship value/inclusions:

A Doctoral Studentship is usually for 3 years, although requests to undertake PhDs on a part-time basis (for example, if someone has family commitments or intends to keep up another career for sufficient hours to maintain a professional accreditation) will be considered.

The studentship includes a studentship stipend, approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organisation, conference attendance, research expenses necessary for the successful and safe completion of the research project, including the cost of overseas fieldwork.

See the Official Website for detailed figures.


Applicants must be applying to a 3 year PhD in any humanities or social science area on a topic related to health. They have to be holding, or expecting to hold, a relevant Masters degree, or have equivalent research experience. They must have been accepted into the PhD programme with LSHTM and have not yet started their PhD studies.

Applicants will be assessed on:
• the significance and originality of their proposed research
• the suitability and relevance of their approach to their research topic
• the suitability of the host organisation and department for their research and for developing their career and
• their track record, for example assessed work during their Masters course.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Your application must have been submitted by you and approved by LSHTM by 16 March 2020. However, applicants should note that the Scholarships Team at LSHTM must approve any applications for the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships, and therefore there are a number of LSHTM requirements which will need to be met in advance of the official Wellcome Trust deadline.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding-scholarships/2020-21-wellcome-trust-doctoral-studentships

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