Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

This funding enables Wellcome grantholders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion in their work.

Activities that make the scientific community more diverse and inclusive help to make sure that every great idea that could improve health thrives.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Up to £20,000

Duration of funding:

Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply


Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Returning to research

For people who want to return to a research career after a break of two years or more.


You're not a clinically qualified researcher.


You're a clinically qualified doctor, vet, dentist or a clinical psychologist.

Public health

Key dates

We make decisions on applications four times a year.

February 2018 round

  • Application deadline

    5 February 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Decision

    April 2018

April 2018 round

  • Application deadline

    16 April 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    June 2018

July 2018 round

The application form will be available on Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in April 2018.

  • Application deadline

    9 July 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Decision

    September 2018

Contact us

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