Discovery Research Regional Events

Join us between March and May at one of eight visits across the UK to find out how Wellcome’s Discovery Research funding can support you and your ideas. We also have a virtual visit for anyone unable to join in-person or based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Our events 

Discover the breadth of disciplines that we fund (from Biomedical Science to Population & Public Health, Medical Humanities, Social sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering, Data sciences, Clinical research and more) and hear about our commitment to helping you unlock your research potential through deep dives into our:

  • vision and priorities
  • funding schemes
  • targeted funding
  • approach to supporting a positive research environment

Take the opportunity to hear from and speak to Wellcome staff, committee members and researchers from across your area at:

  • plenary sessions
  • a networking lunch
  • a panel Q&A
  • breakout sessions

Registration 

The in-person events are open to researchers based in the UK and Republic of Ireland at all career stages as well as research support staff. Please register via the link below for your preferred location.The series of regional and national events will conclude with a virtual event so if you are unable to make it to an in-person event and/or your research is based outside the UK and RoI, please also register below.

Please note attendance at the in-person events is free and lunch/refreshments will be provided; however, places are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Wellcome will consider any barriers and accessibility requirements you may have to attending and will support regional travel costs for attendees who usually work outside the host city and travel within the UK and RoI.

The Wellcome Discovery Research team will launch a series of webinars specifically to support researchers based in low- and middle-income countries later in the year. If you are also interested in attending these, please sign-up to the Wellcome newsletter for updates.