If you’ve got a great idea in the areas we support, browse our grant schemes to find the one that’s right for you.
- Biomedical science researchDefinition of Biomedical science research
Research into all aspects of biomedical science
- Population health researchDefinition of Population health research
Population-based research that analyses data to learn more about the distribution and causes of disease within a group, or possible improvements to the health of a population.
- Product development and applied researchDefinition of Product development and applied research
The translation of ideas, discoveries and inventions into healthcare innovations.
- Humanities and social scienceDefinition of Humanities and social science
Health research across the humanities and social sciences.
- Public engagement and creative industriesDefinition of Public engagement and creative industries
Projects that encourage people to consider, question and debate the key issues connected to health, research and the human condition.
- EducationDefinition of Education
Research to improve science education and shape education policy.
48 schemes available
Enabling independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.
Offering flexible funding support to researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health.
Funding teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.
Promoting the development of new ideas and bringing disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.
Helping researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.
Helping researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.
Supporting researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. Our current focus areas are mental health, neurological disorders and neglected tropical diseases, although we may consider applications from other areas.
Providing junior researchers with the opportunity to gain research experience and training at Master's degree level. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
Offering research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
Offering clinicians the opportunity to undertake a PhD within a structured and mentored training environment.
This funding is for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research.
Offering recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.
Supporting postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.
Supporting science centres across the UK. It's a capital fund that helps centres rethink what they do and what they offer to the public.
Supporting and developing the careers of emerging leaders in public engagement.
Enabling medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates to continue their research at postdoctoral level and develop scientific independence. The scheme provides support for up to eight years and the flexibility to balance research and clinical responsibilities.
Helping mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
Providing support for postdoctoral researchers who aim to become independent scientists leading their own groups. The scheme is a partnership between the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.
Providing support for postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group.
Offering postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.
Providing long-term funding for senior research scientists of international standing.
Providing support for established independent scientific researchers who are leaders in their field.
Enabling researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.
Providing support for established independent clinical academics who are leaders in their field.
Providing promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation, with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research.
Improving access to health-related library and archive collections across the UK and Republic of Ireland by supporting cataloguing, conservation and digitisation projects.
Supporting individuals working on small and medium-scale research projects that focus on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Offering practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.
Offering the most promising students in-depth postgraduate training at 32 programmes throughout the UK.
Supporting PhD programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland to train biomedical and public health researchers.
Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.
Supporting researchers who want to explore the best ways to assess students’ practical science skills.
Offering financial support for PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Enabling humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations.
Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.
Bringing researchers and creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection to work as a collaborative residency.
Providing small grants to support basic biomedical scientists as they develop their independent research careers. The scheme is a collaboration between the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and the Wellcome Trust.
Offering short-term funding for biomedical researchers to travel between the UK and the Middle East to learn new techniques and develop academic collaborations.
Funding late-stage trials of interventions that will provide evidence to help improve health in low- and middle-income countries.
Supporting research based in low- and middle-income countries to improve health systems in those locations.
Providing small grants to enable clinical lecturers to pursue their research work, gather preliminary data and strengthen their applications for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Providing support for research institutes and humanitarian organisations that work in partnership to improve health outcomes in humanitarian crises.
Giving long-term support to organisations we've already funded, to increase the impact of their public engagement projects and develop new ways of working. This scheme helps organisations plan for the future and become more resilient.
Secondment Fellowships are for early-career humanities and social science researchers who we already fund.
Providing funding for Wellcome Trust researchers to engage the public with their work.
Providing support for researchers who want to establish or maintain biomedical resources (including databases and collections) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.
Providing support for multi-user items of equipment.
Funding programmes of activities that enable researchers to establish and develop networks, explore new areas of research and increase the impact of their work.