Funding

At Wellcome, we believe in the power of ideas to improve health. We support thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists.

Find funding opportunities 

We’ve launched three new discovery research funding schemes in line with our new strategy. These schemes will open for applications in late summer 2021: 

Most of our other schemes will close during 2021. Check the relevant scheme pages for further details about final application deadlines.

Browse all our funding schemes or select a funding area below to discover opportunities to suit you:

See a list of our scheme deadlines.

Grant Tracker

Apply for a grant or manage an existing one through our online system.

View and compare biomedical research funding schemes offered by Wellcome and seven other UK funders on the Medical Research Council website(opens in a new tab).

Get funding guidance 

View funding guidance if you need help or advice with:

Develop your research career 

Find out about grants we've awarded 

Find out about the people and projects we've funded, including grants awarded, researcher stories and grant funding data.

View all information about people and projects we've funded.