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Engagement Fellowships from Wellcome to develop emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds so they can engage the public with health research.

You can apply for an Engagement Fellowship if you have at least three years' experience in engaging the public with health research. 

You should want to undertake a self-directed fellowship that will enable you to:

  • transform the ways in which organisations and/or platforms involve the public in health research
  • build new networks and share learning
  • shape future professional opportunities
  • develop yourself as a leader.

The fellowship is available to a range of people, including academics exploring health and wellbeing (for example, biomedical or social scientists and medical historians) and clinicians or healthcare professionals.

Wellcome are looking for people who see missed opportunities in how people can be empowered by and help to shape health research.

Areas of Wellcome's interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • reaching audiences who have fewer opportunities to engage with research
  • creating people-centred, inclusive research practice 
  • addressing future health challenges, including epidemic preparedness, drug-resistant infection, and understanding and using patient data.

An Engagement Fellowship is for up to two years, or you can hold it part-time over a longer period. The support includes:

  • salary or salary buyout
  • project costs (up to £30k a year)
  • travel and subsistence
  • training, where appropriate
  • access to meeting space and facilities at Wellcome during the fellowship
  • opportunities to work with Wellcome Trust staff to develop project ideas, where appropriate
  • a fellowship support programme, including facilitated progress meetings, senior management support meetings and career coaching.

You can also ask for desk space within The Hub (opens in a new tab), in Wellcome Collection.

Overheads won't be covered

Deadline for applications is 7 February 2019, interviews will be held on 30 April 2019.

Full information and application