Wellcome Early-Career Awards

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 20 August 2024

Funder Deadline: 1 October 2024

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Successful projects will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing and ready award-holders for leading their own independent research programme. 


Duration & Level of funding
Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines (e.g. humanities and social sciences), and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis. Wellcome will fund your salary and up to £400,000 in research expenses. 


Applicants should be early-career researchers who have passed their viva examination for a PhD or equivalent higher research degree, or otherwise have at least four years' equivalent research experience. Applicants should normally have no more than three years postdoctoral experience (allowing for part-time work, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, career breaks and other significant time outside of research).

The research project must aim to advance understanding in the ECR's field and/or develop methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.  It 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 1 October 2024.

Note our internal deadlines below:

Research Services deadline: 24 September 2024

First draft deadline: 3 September 

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 20 August 2024

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