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.

36 schemes available, sorted in alphabetical order

Providing support for researchers who want to establish or maintain biomedical resources (including databases and collections) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Low- or middle-income countries

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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 £1.5 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

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.

Career stage:

Undergraduate education

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Undergraduate education

For undergraduates who are thinking of a research career.

UK
Republic of Ireland
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:

Stipend of £250 a week

Duration of funding:

6 to 8 weeks

Supporting researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate. 

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries, Rest of the world

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Rest of the world

Level of funding:

£100,000 to £500,000 (up to £1 million in exceptional circumstances)

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

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.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

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.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Clinical

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

Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £1 million for each phase

Duration of funding:

Up to 8 years

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.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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 £4 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Offering short-term funding for biomedical researchers to travel between the UK and the Middle East to learn new techniques and develop academic collaborations.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Rest of the world

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.

UK
Rest of the world
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 £3,500 (four weeks) or up to £9,000 (three months)

Duration of funding:

Four weeks or three months

Providing support for researchers who want to help affected countries and international decision makers to better prevent and control the spread of cholera. 

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries, Rest of the world

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Rest of the world

Level of funding:

Small awards: up to £350,000. Large awards: between £350,000 and £2 million.

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

Supporting PhD programmes in the UK to train biomedical and public health researchers.

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

UK
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Level of funding:

Studentship stipends, fees and other costs

Duration of funding:

Five annual intakes of students, starting in autumn 2020

Offering the most promising students in-depth postgraduate training at 32 programmes throughout the UK.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend, fees and other costs

Duration of funding:

4 years

Supporting teams of researchers working on human infection studies in low- and middle-income countries to accelerate vaccine development. 

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Low- or middle-income countries

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Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Level of funding:

£3 million to £5 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Supporting researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Level of funding:

Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations

Duration of funding:

Usually up to 24 months, or up to 36 months for multidisciplinary collaborations

Supporting researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

Level of funding:

£500,000 to £1 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

Offering nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years

Offering nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

Low- or middle-income countries

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Public health

Level of funding:

£120,000 including salary, studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

Duration of funding:

30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project)

Offering nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training, Postdoctoral research

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Public health

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary, fees and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

3 years

Enabling independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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:

Flexible funding, up to around £3 million. Salary isn’t provided.

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 7 years

Funding late-stage trials of interventions that will provide evidence to help improve health in low- and middle-income countries.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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 million is available to fund several awards. Development grants are up to £150,000 each.

Duration of funding:

Development grants are up to 2 years. Research grants are usually 3 to 4 years, but can be up to 5 years.

Supporting research based in low- and middle-income countries to improve health systems in those locations.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries, Rest of the world

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Rest of the world
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:

Approximately £4 million is available to fund five to ten research grants. Foundation grants are up to £200,000 each.

Duration of funding:

Research grants normally last up to three years. Foundation grants last for 24 months.

Providing support for researchers who want to establish, maintain or enhance longitudinal population studies (LPS) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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 £5 million for a Core support grant. Up to £1.5 million for an Enhancing value grant.

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Providing support for multi-user items of equipment.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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:

£100,000 to £1 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Enabling researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health 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:

Up to one year

Offering clinicians the opportunity to undertake a PhD within a structured and mentored training environment.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Clinical

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

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

Providing long-term funding for senior research scientists of international standing.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
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:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 or 7 years (you can apply for renewal after this time)

Providing support for postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years

Offering postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

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.

UK
Republic of Ireland
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:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 4 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

Providing support for research institutes and humanitarian organisations that work in partnership to improve health outcomes in humanitarian crises.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries, Rest of the world

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

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Rest of the world
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:

An overall budget of about £3.5 million for each call

Duration of funding:

The maximum duration of a grant is 36 months

Helping researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

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.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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 £100,000

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

Supporting independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- or middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 7 years (after this you can apply for one renewal of up to 5 years with 50% of your salary covered by us)

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.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

UK
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

5 years (you can apply for 3 more years after this time)

Offering recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Level of funding:

£300,000, including salary, fellowship supplement and research expenses

Duration of funding:

4 years

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.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Type of researcher:

Basic, 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.

UK
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £100,000, with research assistance and expenses

Duration of funding:

Two years

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.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Type of researcher:

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.

UK
Clinical

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

Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £30,000

Duration of funding:

1 to 2 years

Funding large interdisciplinary research collaborations and networks to support research on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases in the UK.

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

UK

Level of funding:

£4 million to £7 million for a consortium; up to £400,000 for a network

Duration of funding:

5 years for a consortium; up to 4 years for a network