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    Research into all aspects of biomedical science

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    Population-based research that analyses data to learn more about the distribution and causes of disease within a group, or possible improvements to the health of a population.

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    The translation of ideas, discoveries and inventions into healthcare innovations.

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    Health research across the humanities and social sciences.

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    Projects that encourage people to consider, question and debate the key issues connected to health, research and the human condition.

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These schemes support research into all aspects of biomedical science.

31 schemes available for remove Biomedical science research filter

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    Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants

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

    Biomedical Vacation Scholarships

    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.

    Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships

    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.

    Collaborative Awards in Science

    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.

    Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

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

    Four-year PhD Programmes in Science

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

    Four-year PhD Studentships in Science

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

    Innovator Awards

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

    Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    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.

    Investigator Awards in Science

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

    Joint Global Health Trials scheme

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

    Joint Health Systems Research Initiative

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

    Longitudinal Population Study Grants

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

    Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    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.

    Multi-user Equipment Grants

    Providing support for multi-user items of equipment.

    PhD Training Fellowships for Clinicians

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

    Principal Research Fellowships

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

    Provision for Public Engagement within Research Grants

    Providing funding for Wellcome Trust researchers to engage the public with their work.

    Research Career Development Fellowships

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

    Research Career Re-entry Fellowships

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

    Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme

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

    Seed Awards in Science

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

    Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

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

    Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

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

    Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    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.

    Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

    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.

    Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

    Springboard Awards

    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.

    Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

    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.

    Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    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.

    UK Prevention Research Partnership Scheme

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