About Fellowships

WIPO Re:Search Fellowships are short-term research fellowships coordinated by BVGH and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with support from Funds in Trust (FIT) to WIPO. Academic research institutions and pharmaceutical companies with advanced laboratories host scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Funders can select the specific geographic region(s) from which hosts and fellows are recruited, in alignment with their own strategic interests.

Learn more about the fellowship process here.

Australia Funds in Trust (FIT) Supported Fellowships

In 2013-2014, six scientists from LMICs spent time in academic, non-profit, and pharmaceutical R&D laboratories to advance research collaborations and training. Following the success of the first WIPO Re:Search fellowships, a second round of fellowships was initiated and supported by the Government of Australia, with a focus on researchers from East Africa and the Indo-Pacific region.

Fourteen researchers were selected to participation in the second iteration of the program.

Fellowships in Action


Malaria World Congress BVGH Panel

Australia invests in health security through neglected disease R&D collaborations

IP Australia's former Director General Patricia Kelly shares why Australia is investing in health throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Deus and Darren Lab

Fellowship Feature: Dr. Deus Ishengoma

How collaborations between Dr. Deus Ishengoma, Dr. Darren Creek, and Prof. Christian Doerig are generating data in Australia to support malaria elimination in Tanzania.

VIDEO - Spotlight on Indonesia

Hear from WIPO Re:Search Fellows from Indonesia and Australian hosts about the impact of the fellowship program.

Fellowship Q&A with Dr. Mohammad Shafiul Alam

In an interview with BVGH, Dr. Mohammad Shafiul Alam discussed the malaria landscape in Bangladesh and his fellowship experience.

WIPO Re:Search Colloquium

Building an international community to catalyze research for diseases of poverty

BVGH and WIPO convened past, present, and future WIPO Re:Search fellowship participants at the 1st Malaria World Congress in Melbourne, Australia to cultivate the fellowship research community.

Shafiul Alam BVGH

WIPO Magazine - WIPO Re:Search supports the battle against malaria

Dr. Kathy Andrews - a WIPO Re:Search Fellowship host from the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) - shares how collaborative research makes for better research outcomes.

Learn More

To learn more about the WIPO Re:Search fellowship program, contact Noah Hunthausen