Research Enrichment – Open Research

This funding supports Wellcome grantholders to develop innovative ways to make their research open, accessible and reusable.

The sooner research outputs – like data, software and biological materials – are available, the sooner they can start to have an impact on health. 

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £50,000

Duration of funding:

Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

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.


You're not a clinically qualified researcher.


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

Public health

Key dates

We make decisions on applications four times a year.

February 2018 round

  • Application deadline

    5 February 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Decision

    April 2018

April 2018

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in early February 2018.

  • Application deadline

    16 April 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    June 2018

July 2018

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in April 2018.

  • Application deadline

    9 July 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    September 2018

Contact us

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