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Research Career Re-entry Fellowships (Closed)

Offering postdoctoral research scientists the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Career stage:

  • Leading a research programme
  • Postdoctoral research
  • Returning to research

Type of researcher:

  • Basic
  • Clinical
  • Public health

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK
  • Republic of Ireland

Duration of funding:

Up to 4 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships for Clinicians (Closed)

Enabling clinicians to undertake high-quality postdoctoral training that will allow them to develop their long-term research interests.

Career stage:

  • Postdoctoral research

Type of researcher:

  • Clinical
  • Public health

Where your host organisation is based:

  • Republic of Ireland
  • UK

Duration of funding:

2 to 4 years

Scale of funding:

£250,000 to £400,000
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Publishers comply with our requirements

The top 15 publishers, who between them publish around 85% of Wellcome-attributed research, have now all confirmed that they will provide services specified in our publisher…
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Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships (Closed)

Offering recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.

Career stage:

  • Postdoctoral research

Type of researcher:

  • Basic
  • Public health

Where your host organisation is based:

  • UK
  • Republic of Ireland

Duration of funding:

4 years

Scale of funding:

£300,000, including salary, fellowship supplement and research expenses

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Why we have set publisher requirements

Wellcome has introduced a set of publisher requirements for open access (OA) publications. Robert Kiley, our Head of Digital Services, explains why we've taken this step.
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Basic Science Interview Committee

This committee interviews candidates shortlisted for Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Career Re-entry Fellowships.
Grant fundingResearch careers

Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.
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Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science (Closed)

Supporting postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.

Career stage:

  • Leading a research programme
  • Postdoctoral research
  • Returning to research

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 years

Scale of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

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