Discovery Research funding webinars for global researchers

Join us online to learn how Wellcome Discovery Research funding can support research and researchers based in low- and middle-income countries around the world (apart from India and mainland China).

We fund discovery research through our funding schemes to support a broad range of researchers and disciplines. These funding schemes are open to researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) apart from India and mainland China.

Find out more about our Discovery Research funding 

Discovery research is our term for studies, across a wide range of disciplines, that lead to new knowledge and insights into human life, health and wellbeing. This includes research that may have clinical or societal impact, or translational potential, or research focusing on diseases of global, regional or local importance.

As a global funder, we aim to grow and diversify the research and researchers we fund by supporting a range of projects that better represent the international research community.

We know that if we are going to make a significant impact on improving human health, we need to fund research led from a diverse range of countries, perspectives and experiences.

Join our webinars to hear more details and ask questions on how your research fits our Discovery Research remit.

What the webinars will cover 

Please join us for one of our webinars to hear about our commitment to helping support you and your research through Wellcome’s Discovery Research funding schemes.

Take the opportunity to hear from Wellcome staff, committee members and funded researchers to discuss:

  • our vision and priorities for funding researchers and research led from LMICs
  • our Discovery Research funding schemes
  • examples of funded discovery research around the world
  • application assessment process and advice for applying
  • panel Q&A with Wellcome staff, funded researchers and our Funding Advisory Committee members. 

We invite you to submit questions ahead of the webinars on Slido


These webinars are primarily for researchers based in low- and middle-income countries at all career stages as well as for research support staff.

Please register for one of the webinars in your preferred time zone using the links below. You are welcome to attend any of the webinars – it does not need to correspond with the region where your research is based. 

The content of each webinar will be the same, with some of the panel membership tailored for each region.

While all our application systems are managed in English, these webinars will offer live interpretation options - details will be confirmed nearer the time.

Webinar for researchers in Latin America

Tuesday 18 July, 13:00 – 14:30 (UTC) 

Live interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese

Webinar for researchers in Africa

Wednesday 26 July, 12:00 – 13:30 (UTC)

Live interpretation in French and Swahili

Webinar for researchers in Asia

Wednesday 2 August, 08:00 – 09:30 (UTC)

Live interpretation in Thai and Vietnamese

Learn more about what we are funding in Discovery Research

Further guidance