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We are extending our partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences to £8.3 million to support early career researchers moving into an independent role. Alongside this, we’re going to close our Seed Awards in Science in March 2019.

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Opinion | 12 December 2018

Why we’re supporting public engagement beyond the UK by Georgia Bladon

The case for good public engagement in low- and middle-income countries is strong. But why, and what is Wellcome doing to ensure that our public engagement work makes a difference outside the UK?

Sir David Weatherall

News | 11 December 2018

Sir David Weatherall, 1933-2018

A doctor and scientist of great compassion and intellect, Sir David Weatherall died on 8 December 2018. He was a member of Wellcome’s Board throughout the 1990s, helping to shape our support for science, particularly research in tropical medicine and genetics.

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Opinion | 6 December 2018

Social science research: a much-needed tool for epidemic control by João Rangel de Almeida

Researchers are helping to uncover ethical and practical challenges that are critical to the people caught in the middle of an epidemic.

Protecting people in DRC from Ebola takes a chain of responders from all over the world. Research has been at the heart of the response.

Human infection studies have the power to rapidly accelerate the development of much-needed vaccines and treatments. Find out what they are, how they work and why they are important.

Wellcome has co-hosted a second global event, in Ghana, to help drive pioneering action to stop the rise and spread of superbugs.

We’re launching a review of how Wellcome supports science. Jeremy Farrar explains why it’s necessary and what we hope to achieve.

The global community showed the power of working together during the West African Ebola epidemic. Continuing to do so could be key to improving epidemic preparedness.

Three years on from an unprecedented epidemic in Central and South America, families affected by Zika are still benefiting from research studies supported since the outbreak began.

BAFTA award-winning writer and director Rungano Nyoni (‘I Am Not a Witch’) has been awarded the 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI and Film4.

Wellcome and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted an expert meeting in October 2018 that brought together leading scientists and promising early-career researchers to invigorate nutrition science.

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