Collaborative Awards in Science

Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. We fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Intermediate, Senior

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £4 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Intermediate

You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.

Senior

You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

Low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

You're a clinically qualified medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

August 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    23 August 2017

  • Full application deadline

    13 November 2017

  • Shortlisting

    January 2018

  • Interviews

    10–12 April 2018

April 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    20 April 2017

  • Full application deadline

    13 July 2017

  • Shortlisting

    September 2017

  • Interviews

    28–30 November 2017

Contact us

About your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

About the scope and content of your proposal only

About our online application system

+44 (0)20 7611 8383

People we've funded

Jonathan MarchiniProfessor in Statistical Genomics, University of Oxford Collaborative Awards in Science

Jonathan Marchini

We needed to bring together our individual expertise and get postdoctoral support. Wellcome’s Collaborative Award allowed us to do that, and offered a lot of flexibility.
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