Research Enrichment – Public Engagement

This funding supports Wellcome grantholders who want to use public insights to develop their research. Engagement helps to build the public's trust in research, and ensure research is valued within society.

We’re changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy

This scheme will close for applications after the May 2022 round. 

Scheme at a glance 

This scheme is now closed

Lead applicant career stage:
Strategic programme:
Biomedical science research, Humanities and social science, Population health research, Public engagement and creative industries
Funding amount:

Between £10,000 and £250,000 (depending on your main Wellcome grant)

Funding duration:

Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

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 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day. We don’t accept late applications.

March 2022 round

Open to new applications

  1. Application deadline

    8 March 2022, 17:00 GMT
  2. Decision

    May 2022

May 2022 round

Open to new applications

  1. Application deadline

    31 May 2022, 17:00 GMT
  2. Decision

    August 2022

Contact us 

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

Send us a message

Phone us on(0)20 7611 5757

Useful documents 

Grants awarded 

Find out about some of the people and projects we've funded for this scheme.