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:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Level of funding:

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

Duration of funding:


Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Returning to research

For people who want to return to a research career after a break of two years or more.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

April 2018 round

After the April 2018 round, there will be no further rounds while we review the scheme. We'll announce a decision in March 2018.

  • Application deadline

    2 April 2018, 17:00 BST

  • 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