These awards support researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health. Awards range from under £250,000 to £1 million each over a maximum period between three and five years.

Expression of interest: 4th June 2018

Faculty deadline for 1st draft review: 11th June 2018

Research services deadline: 27th June 2018

Funder deadline: 4th July 2018

  • The level of funding we provide for an Investigator Award ranges from £250,000 to £1 million.
  • Awards usually last three to five years.
  • You should ask for a level and duration of funding that's justifiable for your career stage, research experience and your proposed research.
  • You can hold an Investigator Award on a part-time basis.
  • The award covers the costs of carrying out the programme, such as:
  • research expenses
  • research/teaching replacement
  • conference and meeting costs
  • You can also apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in your research and inspire learning.


You can apply for an Investigator Award if you're a humanities or social science researcher with a compelling vision who wants to tackle a significant question about human health. If you want to apply with another person, you should apply for a Collaborative Award rather than an Investigator Award.

You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT)


Read the full scheme guidance on the Wellcome Trust pages.