Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

This scheme provides support for established independent scientific researchers who are leaders in their field.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:


Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

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

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Republic of Ireland

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Key dates

We consider applications three times a year.

January 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    6 January 2017

  • Full application deadline

    7 March 2017

  • Shortlisting

    April 2017

  • Interviews

    11–13 July 2017

July 2017 round

  • Full application deadline

    27 July 2017

  • Shortlisting

    September 2017

  • Interviews

    28–30 November 2017

November 2017 round

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in early August 2017.

  • Full application deadline

    27 November 2017

  • Shortlisting

    January 2018

  • Interviews

    10–12 April 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

Or call

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Science team.

People we've funded

Charles Wondji Reader, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Charles Wondji

The security of five years' funding gave me peace of mind and has enabled me to concentrate on my main research programme.

Clare Lloyd Professor of Respiratory Immunology, Imperial College London Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Clare Lloyd

The flexibility is good – you can go where the science leads you.
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