Develop your research career

We offer funding and other support at key career stages for researchers in biomedical science, population health, and humanities and social science.

Funding at key career stages 

Find a scheme by selecting your career stage below. Learn about the qualifications, skills and experience you'll need and explore career options.

Postgraduate training

For people who have, or are about to finish, an undergraduate degree, and want to go on to do a Master's or PhD.

How we support research careers 

We support thousands of curious, passionate researchers all over the world. Besides our funding schemes, we work in many ways to support careers in research. For example, we promote good research practice, work towards a more diverse research culture and provide flexible career opportunities. Find out more about how we support research careers.

Researcher stories 

Read about the career journeys of some of our researchers. Find out what makes research a rewarding career for them and the challenges they met along the way.  

Tips for running your own research group 

If you’re a new group leader, A career in research [PDF 913KB] has useful resources about everything from negotiating a start-up package to building an international reputation. If you’re a postdoctoral researcher, this guide might help you decide if research is the right career for you. The guide has been jointly produced by Institut Pasteur and Wellcome, with input from over 100 researchers and Wellcome interview panel members.