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


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.

  • Wales & South-West - Apex Hotel, Bath
    • Tuesday 14 March 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • Midlands - East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
    • Friday 24 March 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland - Queens University, Belfast
    • Tuesday 4 April 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • North-West - University of Liverpool, Liverpool
    • Thursday 13 April 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • Scotland - Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow 
    • Wednesday 19 April 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • North-East – University of Leeds, Leeds
    • Tuesday 25 April 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • London & South-East – Royal College of Physicians, London
    • Thursday 27 April 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • London & South-East  Wellcome Collection, London
    • Friday 19 May 2023, 10:30-16:00
  • Virtual event

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.

Funding webinars for global researchers

Join us online in July and August to learn how Wellcome Discovery Research funding can support research and researchers based in low- and middle-income countries around the world.