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.

17 schemes available, sorted in alphabetical order

Supporting teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

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

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- and middle-income countries

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

Level of funding:

Up to £1.5 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

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

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
Low- and middle-income countries

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

Level of funding:

Stipend, research expenses and tuition fees

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

Enabling humanities and social science researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most significant questions in human health.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

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

Leading a research programme

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

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

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

Level of funding:

From £250,000 to £1 million

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 to 5 years

Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

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.

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend and fees covered

Duration of funding:

1 year

Offering practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training, Postdoctoral research

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.

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 6 months, or up to 3 years

Supporting individuals working on small and medium-scale research projects that focus on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust. 

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:

Usually in the range of £5,000 to £25,000

Duration of funding:

Flexible

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

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 £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

Supporting postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.

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:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Improving access to health-related library and archive collections across the UK and Republic of Ireland by supporting cataloguing, conservation and digitisation projects.

Level of funding:

Up to £10,000, or £10,000 to £150,000

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Secondment Fellowships are for early-career humanities and social science researchers who we already fund.

Career stage:

Postgraduate training, Postdoctoral research

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.

Level of funding:

A fully-funded extension to a fellowship, PhD or research assistant position

Duration of funding:

3 to 6 months

Helping researchers develop compelling and innovative 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

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:

Usually between £25,000 and £100,000

Duration of funding:

6 to 12 months

Funding programmes of activities that enable researchers to establish and develop networks, explore new areas of research and increase the impact of their work.

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

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

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- and middle-income countries

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

Level of funding:

Usually up to £30,000

Duration of funding:

Flexible, usually 6 to 12 months but can be longer

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

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

Enabling humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme, Returning to research

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:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years