We're doing this because we believe this new funding will increase the impact of the work we fund and so benefit society.
Research Enrichment funding is available to support activities in:
The new enrichment awards will allow our grantholders to widen participation in their research by:
Each enrichment award has its own funding level:
The majority of our current funding schemes are eligible for Research Enrichment funding. And you can apply for more than one type – public engagement and open research, for example.
Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, says: "We're delighted to announce this new scheme as it provides a means by which our researchers can develop new approaches to make their research more open and usable, in ways that go far beyond our mandatory open access and outputs sharing policies."
Lauren Couch, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, says: "We miss out on great ideas when diverse communities think science isn’t for them, or leave research careers because of the barriers they face. This new scheme enables our grantholders to identify and tackle some of those barriers, and make their work more inclusive."
Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement, adds: "Wellcome sees engaging the public, and involving people in our work, as a vital part of the research process. Engagement improves research, makes it more relevant to a wider group of people, and supports our sector’s connection with the rest of society. Through this new scheme we can continue supporting researchers with additional funding, as the Provision for Public Engagement has been doing since 2013."
Full details about eligibility, what we offer, how to apply and our decision processes are available on these pages: