How we support research careers
We want to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. That's why we support thousands of curious, passionate researchers all over the world.
We do this by offering a wide range of funding schemes, including our schemes that support careers in research. We offer funding at key career stages. Most of our grantholders get funding from a range of sources during their career, not just from Wellcome.
- promote research careers and good research practice by influencing and informing policy
- work towards a more diverse and inclusive research culture, including encouraging research across disciplines
- provide researchers with flexible career opportunities, for example when they’ve had a career break or want to work part time
- help researchers become effective and fulfil their potential, for example through mentorship, fellowship meetings and our Research Leadership Development Programme.
There are exciting career opportunities in research. Some of today's jobs – for example in health informatics, advanced brain imaging and computational biology – didn’t exist five years ago.
As careers in research continue to change, researchers will remain at the heart of our strategy.
Explore all career stages
For undergraduates who are thinking of a research career.
For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree, and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.
For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.
For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.