This scheme supports early-career scientists who have trained in the UK or US and want to establish independent research programmes in a country outside of the G7.
The scheme is a partnership between Wellcome, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
You can apply to the International Research Scholars Programme if you’re a researcher in the early stages of your career.
You’ll have trained in UK or US for at least one year and hold a permanent research position. You must not have run your own lab for more than seven years.
You’ll need to be carrying out research in:
The scheme is open to applicants from non-G7 countries that are not on the US Department of State’s Office of Foreign Assets Control list at the time of funding. The G7 countries are:
You can find out more about eligibility on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.
Up to 50 scholars, 15 funded by Wellcome, will be supported by this scheme to establish independent research programmes.
The maximum award available is $650,000 over five years. This amount can be used to cover:
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute website has more information about costs.
Funding cannot be used for laboratory renovations.
This scheme has now closed.
If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can support you with the application process.
30 June 2016
28 February, 1 and 2 March 2017
If you have a question, contact the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: