Wellcome Trust Discovery Awards

Wellcome Trust Discovery Awards

Funding - Resource

The Wellcome Trust have launched three new discovery research funding schemes in line with their new
strategy. The Wellcome Discovery Awards scheme is soliciting applications from established researchers
and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant
shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Research proposals may be in any discipline ‐ including science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/alliedhealth sciences,
and public health ‐ as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health andwellbeing, and aligns with
the Wellcome Trust’s funding remit. An award can be held by an established researcher, or a team of
researchers led by an established researcher.

• This call is open to established researchers or the lead applicant of a research team who have
o International standing as a research leader in their field
o Experience of leading innovative and creative research
o A track record of managing and training others

• The project should aim to make a major contribution to the research field by:
o Generating significant shifts in understanding; and/or
o Developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit
health‐related research

• Successful applicants will be expected to actively promote a diverse, inclusive and supportive research
environment within their team and across the organisation
Award details:
• Grants are available for up to eight years and applicants may request salary (if required) and the
resources required for their research programme.
• More information regarding allowable and non‐allowable costs can be found on the funding announcement page.

Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 16:00