Liverpool Centre for Global Health Research

The Liverpool Centre for Global Health Research (LCGHR) supports early career clinical researchers to develop and undertake first-class global health research in low- and middle-income countries.

The team at the Centre provide operational and technical support to help fellows complete their PhD projects overseas, such as budgeting, work plan writing, applying for ethics, procurement, logistics & shipping. 

About the PhD Programme

LCGHR has supported Wellcome Trust funded clinical PhD Programme fellows since 2008. Funding has just been renewed for a new programme starting in 2022. Under this new programme a typical clinical PhD fellowship will be for maximum of 3 years starting in September, with the bulk of the time spent completing a clinical research PhD based overseas in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), addressing a research question of relevance to local health needs.

The Centre has strong links with many potential overseas research sites, including the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) in Malawi where many fellows end up doing their overseas projects.  MLW was established more than 30 years ago as a unique collaboration between the University of Malawi College of Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the University of Liverpool, and the Wellcome Trust, to focus on developing research with direct impact on priority health issues in the region.

Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellows Past and Present

Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme for Health Priorities in the Global South (2022 call)

Applications now open - apply here.

Applicants are expected to submit a 500-word concept note outlining a potential research project with their initial application. If shortlisted for interview this will need to be developed into a 3000-word project proposal. We expect to inform candidates selected for interview in February with interviews taking place in May. Early contact with a Liverpool associated supervisor is encouraged and will be essential if shortlisted for interview. Projects may cover all aspects of health research. Those with an interest in applied and/or experimental medicine are encouraged to apply.

Primary Supervisor list for Fellowships commencing September 2022

Key Dates

Applications open: December 2021

Deadline for applications: 18th February 2022

Successful applicants shortlisted and notified by 4th March 2022

Project development with help of LCGHR team and Supervisor(s): 8 weeks from 4th March 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 2nd May 2022


LCGHR Organisational Chart


Liverpool Centre for Global Health Research (formerly Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre)

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University of Liverpool

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