Develop your research career

We offer funding and other support at key career stages for researchers in biomedical science, population health, and humanities and social science.

Funding at key career stages

Find a scheme by selecting your career stage below. Learn about the qualifications, skills and experience you'll need and explore career options.

Or see an overview of our schemes that support careers in research.

How we support research careers

We support thousands of curious, passionate researchers all over the world. Besides our funding schemes, we work in many ways to support careers in research. For example, we promote good research practice, work towards a more diverse research culture and provide flexible career opportunities. Find out more about how we support research careers.

Tips for running your own research group

If you’re a new group leader, A career in research [PDF 914KB] has useful resources about everything from negotiating a start-up package to building an international reputation. If you’re a postdoctoral researcher, this guide might help you decide if research is the right career for you. The guide has been jointly produced by Institut Pasteur and Wellcome, with input from over 100 researchers and Wellcome interview panel members.