International Fellows Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Intenational Fellows Programme


Wellcome Sanger Institute International Fellowship Programme
Wellcome Sanger Institute International Fellowship Programme

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is dedicated to advancing genome research globally. The International Fellows Programme (IFP) is central to this mission, focusing on empowering scientists from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) through access to cutting-edge genomic technologies and training. Established in 2012, under the leadership of Professor Gordon Dougan, the programme expanded to attract early-career LMIC researchers, fostering collaboration and joint scientific projects.

Located south of Cambridge, our internationally renowned genomic research centre boasts over 30 core faculty teams and 1,300 dedicated employees.

Our International Fellows Programme aims to:

  • Share genomic research knowledge globally
  • Enhance genomic research leadership in LMICs
  • Prioritise underrepresented locations for genomic research.
  • Enrich the Genome Campus environment and network.
  • Provide access to Sanger’s expertise and infrastructure.
  • Foster collaborations and bilateral exchanges.
  • Broaden the Institute’s scientific portfolio.
  • Establish International Fellows alumni network for long-term impact.

Joining as an International Fellow grants access to our unparalleled research environment, including:

  • ¬£100,000 fellowship fund (for three years, with potential for extensions. Funds support project costs, salaries, equipment, travel, and training).
  • Mentorship from Sanger Faculty.
  • Access to Sanger’s infrastructure and resources.
  • Support for funding applications and career development.
  • IFP retreats and alumni network.
  • Partnership with Wellcome.
  • Opportunities for global training and capacity development.

Applications for Wellcome Sanger Institute International Fellowships are now closed

Closing date for applications: 19 April 2024

Interviews will be held either week commencing 27 May or 3 June 2024