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.

Find out what we don't fund.

See our list of funding scheme deadlines.

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

Explore data visualisations showing all our funding activities up to October 2016. These show the number of applications we get, the number and value of awards we make, who we fund, and where. Our funding data is available back to 2000.

You can see lists of all our grantholders.

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

Case studies

Daniel Streicker Research Fellow, University of Glasgow Sir 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 Ramakrishnan Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge Principal 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 Wondji Reader, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Senior 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.