Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

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:

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

Duration of funding:

4 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.

Republic of Ireland

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

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Getting here

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

May 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    4 May 2017

  • Full application deadline

    10 July 2017

  • Interviews

    8–10 November 2017

People we've funded

Melissa WardPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, Harvard University, International Livestock Research Institute Nairobi and University of EdinburghSir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

Melissa Ward

I’ve been able to work in a number of countries, in lots of different research settings. The flexibility is great. 
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