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:
- biomedical science
- population health
- product development and applied research
- humanities and social science
- public engagement and creative industries.
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
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
Our career tracker follows the career paths and choices of Wellcome Trust-funded researchers.
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.
The flexibility of the funding is crucial. It recognises that the direction your research takes is often contingent on the results – you can’t specify in advance five years’ worth of experiments.
People at the Trust aim to smooth the process so your application stands or falls on the quality of the science.
Other funding opportunities
View and compare biomedical research funding schemes offered by Wellcome and seven other UK funders on the Medical Research Council website.