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 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.

Daniel Streicker

Cathy Price

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.

Cathy Price

Michael Dustin

People at the Trust aim to smooth the process so your application stands or falls on the quality of the science.

Michael Dustin

Other funding opportunities

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