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:

Postdoctoral research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland

Type of researcher:

Basic, Public health

Level of funding:

£300,000, including salary, fellowship supplement and research expenses

Duration of funding:

4 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Republic of Ireland

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.

Public health

Develop your research career

See our other postdoctoral research schemes.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

April 2018 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    18 April 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Full application deadline

    27 June 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Interviews

    31 October–2 November 2018

Contact us

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

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

Melissa Ward

Melissa Ward Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, Harvard University, International Livestock Research Institute Nairobi and University of Edinburgh Sir 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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