Discovery Research funding webinars for global researchers

Watch our recorded webinars 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.

Watch our webinars to hear more details on how your research fits our Discovery Research remit.

What the webinars cover 

Watch our webinar 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. 

During the live sessions, we invited attendees to submit questions on Slido

Watch the recordings 

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

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

While all our application systems are managed in English, these webinars offered live interpretation options.

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

Useful resources 

Learn more about what we are funding in Discovery Research

Contact us 

For strategic discussions including: projects or ideas that might be suitable for targeted support, ways for us to partner and support the research community beyond research funding, contact (We will not discuss specific applications or provide tailored pre-application advice).

For remit and eligibility queries regarding a specific application: Use the contact form on our website, email, call +44 (0) 20 7611 5757 or access live Chat through our scheme and call pages.