Research Bursaries

This scheme supports individuals working on small and medium-scale research projects that focus on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Early, Intermediate, Senior, Returning to research

Level of funding:

Usually in the range of £5,000 to £25,000

Duration of funding:

Flexible

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Early

You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.

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).

Returning to research

You’re returning to a research career after a break of two years or more.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

October 2017 round

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2017

  • Decision

    November 2017

March 2018 round

The application form will be available in Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in October 2017.

  • Application deadline

    2 April 2018

  • Decision

    May 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Humanities and Social Science team.

People we've funded