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 

Career stage:
Where the host 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

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Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Log in to our online grants system (Grant Tracker). You can save your application and return to it any time.

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. 8 August 2022, 17.00 BST

    Application deadline

  2. August – September 2022


  3. 12 September 2022

    Full applications invited

  4. 10 November 2022

    Full applications deadline

  5. 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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