Biological vulnerability to extreme heat in maternal and child health 

This award will fund research teams to significantly advance understanding of the biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered new knowledge at this intersection and generated evidence with the potential to inform new interventions that can be used in real world settings.

Scheme at a glance 

This scheme is now closed

Career stage:
Where the administering organisation of the lead applicant is based:
Anywhere in the world (apart from mainland China)
Level of funding:

Up to £2 million per award. In exceptional cases we may award above £2 million.

Duration of funding:

3 to 5 years

Summaries of all the funded projects are available to read on our grants awarded page.

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Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Key dates 

You must submit your application by 17.00 (BST) on the deadline day. We don’t accept late applications.

Open to new applications

  1. Application deadline

    8 August 2022, 17.00 BST
  2. Shortlisting

    August – September 2022
  3. Full applications invited

    12 September 2022
  4. Full applications deadline

    10 November 2022
  5. Decision

    February 2023

Useful documents 

Madeleine Thomson, Head of Climate Impacts at Wellcome spoke about this funding scheme in more detail for The Physiological Society, The Climate Emergency: Research Gaps and Policy Priorities, on Wednesday 15 June 2022. 

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