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.
You can also watch a video presentation on our vision and strategy for Discovery Research, and find out more about the breadth of disciplines and institutions we funded last year.
Our funding schemes are tailored by career stage.
- For early- and mid-career researchers, watch a video presentation about our Early-Career and Career Development Awards, and find out more on the Early-Career Awards and Career Development Award scheme pages
- For established researchers ready to lead large collaborations, watch a video presentation on our Discovery Awards, and find out more on the Discovery Award scheme page.
Through our Directed funding, we tackle big research challenges and unlock barriers to progress. Watch a video presentation where we take you through examples of how we approach this, and what we fund.
We believe that excellent research happens in environments where people from all backgrounds are treated with respect, supported and enabled to thrive. We also want to ensure that the research is ethical, open and engaged. Watch a video presentation about our approach to research environment and what we expect from applicants regarding research environment.
Learn more about what we are funding in Discovery Research
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com, call +44 (0) 20 7611 5757 or access live Chat through our scheme and call pages.