We work to improve health by funding great ideas.

Our funding schemes support individuals, teams, resources, seed ideas, places and major initiatives in these areas:

I'm looking for funding

Use our scheme finder to discover opportunities to suit you.

Our flexible funding supports a range of career paths.

I'd like to manage my grant

Our managing a grant section has lots of helpful information, whether you're starting your grant, coming to the end of a grant or looking for guidance about finance and employment.

You should read our policy and position statements alongside your grant conditions and award letter.

Contact our Grants Management team for advice and support.

People and projects we've funded

You can see lists of all our grantholders and explore our funding data, including the number of applications we get and the number of awards we give.

Our career tracker follows the career paths and choices of Wellcome Trust-funded researchers.

Case studies

Daniel StreickerResearch Fellow, University of GlasgowSir Henry Dale Fellowships

Daniel Streicker

You can use funds in ways that best meet the needs of your research – we bought a truck in Peru, which has transformed the way we can collect data in the field.

Lalita RamakrishnanProfessor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of CambridgePrincipal Research Fellowships

Lalita Ramakrishnan

The funding is well-suited to international relocations. There was a generous relocation allowance, for lab members as well as me.

Charles WondjiReader, Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineSenior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Charles Wondji

The security of five years' funding gave me peace of mind and has enabled me to concentrate on my main research programme.

Other funding opportunities

View and compare biomedical research funding schemes offered by Wellcome and seven other UK funders on the Medical Research Council website.