Fully-funded PhD Fellowship Opportunities for the academic year 24/25

The Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme

Global Health PhD Fellowship Opportunities for Health Professionals (5 posts)

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine seek applications from UK-registered health professional graduates for our next annual cohort of Clinical PhD studentships, commencing September 2024, funded by Wellcome.

Role overview

There are 5 posts available which offer exciting opportunities in research training for doctors, nurses, midwives, veterinarians and other allied health practitioners. They offer a first step towards developing a research career in diseases of resource poor settings.

The successful applicants will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time overseas in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) completing a PhD project addressing a research question of relevance to local health needs. Usually this would be for 18 months or more.


To be eligible for our programme, applicants must possess a UK clinical license to practice.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Strong academic potential: A track record of academic excellence and a commitment to furthering their academic journey.
  • Global health interest: A genuine interest in addressing health issues in the Global South and a desire to dedicate their future career to this cause.
  • Liverpool connection: Identification of a suitable supervisor(s) at either the University of Liverpool or the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).
  • Overseas partner: Identification of an overseas partner and supervisor who will support the proposed research project.
Fully-funded PhD Fellowship Opportunities for the academic year 24/25

All prospective applicants are required to submit a 500-word concept note outlining a well-structured project proposal.

Full eligibility criteria (with Job Description) and a list of prospective supervisors can be found at Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme (LCPP) - Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences - University of Liverpool.

Funding arrangements

Our programme provides fully-funded fellowships, covering all essential aspects to support your research journey:

  • Salary and tuition: We cover your current salary costs and PhD tuition fees
  • Research budget: You'll have access to £110k for research consumables and activities.
  • Work-related travel: We offer £2.5k for work-related travel to facilitate collaboration and exploration.
  • Training activities: A budget of £5k is allocated for your training activities, ensuring your academic growth.
  • Allowances: For fellows spending 12 months or more overseas, we provide an overseas allowances package covering things like rent, relocation expenses, vaccinations and health insurance for you and your dependents. For fellows spending less than 12 months overseas, we offer a travel and subsistence package covering things like rent, vaccinations and airfares.

Key dates (may be subject to change)

Fully-funded PhD Fellowship Opportunities for the academic year 24/25
  • Deadline for applications: 3rd January 2024
  • Shortlisting: W/C 15th January 2024
  • Successful applicants notified by 22nd January 2024
  • Project development with help of LCGHR team and Supervisor(s): 8 weeks from 22nd January 2024
  • Proposals submitted to panel for review by 15th March 2023
  • Interviews: W/C 8th April 2024
  • Successful candidates notified within a few days of interview
  • Fellowships commence Sept 2024

For full details about the scheme and to read about current/previous fellows, click here.

Fully-funded PhD Fellowship Opportunities for the academic year 24/25

Informal enquiries to Elly Wallis, Research Programme Coordinator: LCGHRadmin@liverpool.ac.uk.