Funding

At Wellcome, we believe in the power of ideas to improve health. We support thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists.

We're changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy. A simplified set of funding schemes will be open for applications in summer 2021.  

Our current funding schemes will close during 2021. Most will be open for one or two more application rounds, depending on the scheme. Check the relevant scheme pages for application deadlines. 

I'm looking for funding 

Browse all our funding schemes or select a funding area below to discover opportunities to suit you.

Our schemes support individuals, teams, resources, seed ideas, places and major initiatives in these areas:

See a list of our scheme deadlines.

Grant Tracker

Apply for a grant or manage an existing one through our online system.

View and compare biomedical research funding schemes offered by Wellcome and seven other UK funders on the Medical Research Council website(opens in a new tab).

I need funding guidance 

View funding guidance if you need help or advice with:

  • looking for funding
  • a funding application
  • an existing Wellcome grant.

I want to develop my research career 

See what we offer at key career stages and how we support research careers.

I want to find out about funded people and projects 

Find out about the people and projects we've funded, including grants awarded, researcher stories and grant funding data.