Wellcome’s purpose is improving health by helping great ideas thrive – we do this in four ways.
Wellcome directly funds thousands of scientists and researchers around the world at every step of the way from discovery to impact. Our funding schemes offer grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement.
We also identify areas in which Wellcome can lead significant change within five or ten years, aiming to transform the global response to some of today’s biggest health challenges.
We work with policy makers to ensure that good research is well supported, and that health is improved by changes to policies and practices based on evidence.
And we engage the public so that people are more aware of science and health research, and feel able to make the most of it in their own lives.
We support researchers
Our funding supports the work of over 14,000 people in about 100 different countries.
Exploring fundamental questions
Technologies, treatments and diagnostics
Building strong research ecosystems
We take on big health challenges
Wellcome leads initiatives to accelerate progress to better health.
Transforming the global response
Responding to a changing world
Transforming research and treatments
A world equipped to combat infectious disease
Making treatments safe, effective and accessible
We campaign for better science
Through partnerships across the world, we advocate policies that promote good health research.
Making research and healthcare as effective as possible
We help everyone get involved
Science and health research should be open to anyone with a great idea.
Contacts for what we do
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