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.

20 schemes available, sorted in alphabetical order

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

Career stage:

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Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,

Level of funding:

Up to £1.5 million

Duration of funding:

3 to 5 years

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

Career stage:

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,

Level of funding:

Stipend, research expenses and tuition fees

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

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:

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,
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  • 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

Providing support for social science researchers who want to develop new standardised ways to conduct research for epidemic preparedness and response. 

Career stage:

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,
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  • Rest of the world

Level of funding:

Up to £2 million is available to fund several awards

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

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

Career stage:

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,

Level of funding:

From £250,000 to £1 million

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 to 5 years

Supporting Master’s programmes to train humanities and social science researchers in any area of health.

Career stage:

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland

Level of funding:

Each award covers the cost of 3 studentships

Duration of funding:

3 years

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

Career stage:

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend and fees covered

Duration of funding:

1 year

Enabling researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.

Career stage:

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Level of funding:

Up to £50,000

Duration of funding:

Up to one year

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

Career stage:

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Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

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

Career stage:

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Type of researcher:

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  • 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:

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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:

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Type of researcher:

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  • 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:

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Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Helping collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers.

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland

Level of funding:

Up to £500,000

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Secondment Fellowships are for humanities and social science researchers who we already fund. Researchers spend three to six months working at non-academic organisations to develop their skills.

Career stage:

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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:

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Level of funding:

Usually between £25,000 and £100,000

Duration of funding:

12 to 18 months

Funding programmes of activities that enable researchers to build professional networks, develop new research agendas and increase the impact of their work.

Career stage:

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Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK,
  • Republic of Ireland,

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:

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Level of funding:

Flexible funding, up to £1 million

Duration of funding:

One to two 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

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:

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Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years