Wellcome Centre awards

This year we held an open competition inviting applications for Wellcome Centres across the research areas we fund, including biomedical research, the medical humanities, social sciences and translational research.

Today, we have committed £118 million to support 14 Wellcome Centres over the next five years. Seven of the 14 are existing centres who have a refreshed vision and new avenues to explore, and seven are newly established. 

The 14 centres join the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow, which had its funding renewed in 2014.

Wellcome’s Director Jeremy Farrar says: "Wellcome Centres play a special role in the global research ecosystem. By creating places where researchers can flourish we can catalyse world-leading research and translation, and amplify its influence and impact.

"At Wellcome we believe in long-term support for discovery-driven science. Wellcome Centres are an outstanding environment for researchers to further our understanding of fundamental biology, accelerate translation to clinical practice, and explore the social and cultural context of medicine."

The centres we’re supporting for the next five years are: 

*Newly established centres 

For more information read our Research centres and institutes page or contact sciencegrants@wellcome.ac.uk.