Wellcome Discovery Awards

Notify Faculty of Intention to Apply by: 18 June 2024

Deadline: 30 July 2024

This scheme provides funding for 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.

Duration & Level of funding
Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines (e.g. humanities and social sciences), and longer if held on a part-time basis. There is no strict limit to the size of grant applied for but application budgets must be justified in terms of project requirements and must follow costings restrictions. 

Applicants must aim to make a major contribution to their research field by generating significant shifts in understanding and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research. The research project can be in any discipline as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with Wellcome's funding remit.

For more details on eligibility and funding, please see Wellcome's webpage for this opportunity

How to Apply
Applications must be made through Wellcome's online grants system (Grant Tracker). The next funder deadline for this scheme is 30 July 2024. Note our internal deadlines below:

Research Services deadline: 23 July 2024

First draft deadline: 2 July 2024

Expressions of Interest: 18 June 2024