Scheme finder

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.

8 schemes available, sorted in alphabetical order

Supporting and developing the careers of emerging leaders in public engagement.

Where your activity will take place:

UK, Republic of Ireland

UK
Republic of Ireland

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Where your project will take place:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific

Level of funding:

£25,000 to £3 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Enabling Wellcome grantholders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion in their work.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

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.

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £20,000

Duration of funding:

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

Supporting Wellcome grantholders to develop innovative ways to make their research open, accessible and reusable.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

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.

Level of funding:

Up to £50,000

Duration of funding:

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

Helping Wellcome grantholders to engage the public with their research. This scheme was previously known as the Provision for Public Engagement.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

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.

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £250,000, or 5% of the funding awarded under your main Wellcome grant

Duration of funding:

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

Offering financial support for PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Level of funding:

Tuition costs and basic living expenses

Duration of funding:

18 months (Imperial College London) or 24 months (National Film and Television School)

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.

Proposal stage:

Research and development, Production and project delivery, Developing practice and building networks, Developing your organisation

Where your activity will take place:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Research and development
Production and project delivery
Developing practice and building networks
Developing your organisation
UK
Republic of Ireland

Level of funding:

Usually in the range of £90,000 to £1 million

Duration of funding:

3 to 5 years

Bringing researchers and creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection to work as a collaborative residency.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

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.

Level of funding:

Flexible funding, up to £1 million

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 2 years