At Wellcome, we believe in the power of ideas to improve health. We support thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists.

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Browse all our funding schemes or select a funding area below to discover opportunities to suit you.

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

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See what we offer at key career stages and how we support research careers.

People and projects we've funded

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Researcher stories

Read about the career journeys of some of our researchers.

Liz surrounded by members of her team

Liz's story: how she transformed HIV testing in Africa

As a world-renowned scientist, Liz had to navigate plenty of obstacles throughout her career – from getting support for early-stage research ideas to influencing international policy.

Other funding opportunities

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