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.

52 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.

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £1.5 million

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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.

Duration of funding:

6 to 8 weeks

Scale of funding:

Stipend of £250 a week

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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.

Duration of funding:

Up to 8 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £1 million for each phase

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £1.5 million

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).

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.

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £4 million

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Four weeks or three months

Scale of funding:

Up to £3,500 (four weeks) or up to £9,000 (three months)

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

Scale of funding:

Stipend, research expenses and tuition fees

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).

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Where your activity will take place:

UK, Republic of Ireland

UK
Republic of Ireland

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

Duration of funding:

Usually 5 years

Scale of funding:

Studentship stipends, fees and other costs

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

UK
Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

4 years

Scale of funding:

Studentship stipend, fees and other costs

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.

Providing funding to test educational approaches that aim to improve disadvantaged pupils’ attainment and/or progression in science subjects at school. 

Duration of funding:

Up to 4 years

Scale of funding:

Usually £90,000 to £1.5 million

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Rest of the world

Project stage:

Research and development

UK
Republic of Ireland
Rest of the world
Research and development

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

Duration of funding:

Usually up to 24 months

Scale of funding:

Up to £500,000

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. 

Duration of funding:

All projects must be completed by March 2021

Scale of funding:

£150,000 to £3 million

Proposal stage:

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

Where your activity will take place:

UK

Production and project delivery
Developing practice and building networks
Developing your organisation
UK

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.

Duration of funding:

5 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and 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- 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).

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 to 5 years

Scale of funding:

From £250,000 to £1 million

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).

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

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 7 years

Scale of funding:

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

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

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.

Scale of funding:

Up to £20 million is available to fund several awards. Development grants are up to £150,000 each.

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

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

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and 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- 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).

Rest of the world
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £5 million

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

1 year

Scale of funding:

Studentship stipend and fees covered

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.

Providing junior researchers from low- and middle-income countries 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.

Duration of funding:

30 months

Scale of funding:

Studentship stipend, fees and research expenses

Career stage:

Postgraduate training

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and 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- 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).

Public health

Providing support for multi-user items of equipment.

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

£100,000 to £1 million

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Low- and 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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Usually 3 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

This funding is for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. 

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

You can apply for anything from £5,000 up to £3 million

Proposal stage:

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

Where your activity will take place:

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

Research and development
Production and project delivery
Developing practice and building networks
UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 6 months, or up to 3 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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.

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

Duration of funding:

Flexible

Scale of funding:

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

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.

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

Duration of funding:

5 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 4 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Up to £20,000

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Up to £50,000

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

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

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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.

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

Duration of funding:

The maximum duration of a grant is 24 months

Scale of funding:

Usually an overall budget of about £2 million for each call

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and 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- 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).

Rest of the world
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £10,000, or £10,000 to £150,000

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Tuition costs and basic living expenses

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

Duration of funding:

3 to 6 months

Scale of funding:

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

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.

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

Duration of funding:

6 to 12 months

Scale of funding:

Usually between £25,000 and £100,000

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.

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 2 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £100,000

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

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- 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).

Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Clinical

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

Public health

Providing support for established independent scientific researchers who are leaders in their field.

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, 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.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Basic

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Providing support for established independent clinical academics who are leaders in their field.

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Clinical, Public health

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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.

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Career stage:

Leading a research programme

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and 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- 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).

Public health

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.

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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

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

Duration of funding:

4 years

Scale of funding:

£250,000, including salary, fellowship supplement and research expenses

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

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

Duration of funding:

Flexible, usually 6 to 12 months but can be longer

Scale of funding:

Usually up to £30,000

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).

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.

Duration of funding:

Two years

Scale of funding:

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

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

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.

Duration of funding:

1 to 2 years

Scale of funding:

Up to £30,000

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 medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

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.

Duration of funding:

3 to 5 years

Scale of funding:

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

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

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

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 2 years

Scale of funding:

Flexible funding, up to £1 million

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.

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.

Duration of funding:

3 years

Scale of funding:

Salary, fees and research expenses covered

Career stage:

Postgraduate training, Postdoctoral research

Where your host organisation is based:

Low- and 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- 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).

Public health

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

Duration of funding:

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

Scale of funding:

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

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

UK

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

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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.