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WINGS logo with WIN Global Scholar text

The WIN Global Scholars (WINGS) programme aims to build links between WIN and MRI researchers in the Global South. WIN Global Scholars will continue their research projects at their current institution, while being remotely affiliated with WIN for one year. During their tenure, they will receive a range of training opportunities and interact with WIN researchers.


Each year, 2-4 early-career researchers will be joining WIN’s network as WIN Global Scholars. Scholars will be students or post-docs currently conducting neuroimaging research in the Global South. During this time, Scholars will receive training on MRI Physics and Analysis, interact with WIN researchers, and participate in scientific and career development events.

Activity that WIN Global Scholars will participate in include:

  • Training on the MRI Graduate Programme (fees waived), which covers the theory and practice of MRI neuroimaging, including physics and analysis
  • Pairing with a WIN researcher at a similar career stage and with common research interests, who will help the Scholar integrate into WIN remotely.
  • Participating in workshops and courses, including career development and communication skills.
  • Presenting at the annual WINGS Symposium, where scholars and their home supervisors will be invited to present their research to WIN.

Scholars will be able to extend their professional network and, in some cases, may foster new collaborations with WIN researchers that continue past their one-year official tenure. Crucially, they will be expected to translate the knowledge and skills they acquire to their local research environment.