Wellcome Career Development Awards

This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding related to human life, health and wellbeing.

Scheme at a glance 

Lead applicant career stage:
Administering organisation location:
Strategic programme:
Discovery Research, Climate & Health, Infectious Disease, Mental Health
Three times a year - Upcoming deadline July 2024
Funding amount:

You should ask for your salary (if required) and the resources you need for your research programme – see the 'What we offer' section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application. 

Funding duration:

Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.

Not accepted

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Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

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

Key dates 

You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. We don’t accept late applications.

July 2024 round

Opening soon

  1. 12 April 2024

    Applications open

  2. 25 July 2024, 17:00 BST

    Application deadline

  3. October 2024


  4. 14-16 January 2025


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