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Deadlines for biomedical science applications

This is a summary of deadlines for submitting applications to the Wellcome Trust biomedical science schemes.

For grants where applications are considered two or three times per year, only the next deadlines are given.

Refer to the individual grants for details on how to apply and who to contact if you wish to discuss your application further.

Table of deadlines

Grant or award Frequency applications are considered

Next deadline

Investigator Awards    

New Investigator Awards

Three times a year

Full applications: 25 Jul 2014
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2014
Interviews: 3-5 Dec 2014

Senior Investigator Awards

Three times a year

Full applications: 25 Jul 2014
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2014
Interviews: 3-5 Dec 2014

Fellowships    
Basic - science and veterinary graduates    

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 6 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 8 Dec 2014 (5pm)
Interviews: 13-15 Apr 2015

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 21 Nov 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 30 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Expert Review Group review: Apr/May 2015
Interviews: 27-29 May 2015

Research Career Development Fellowship

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 21 Nov 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 30 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Expert Review Group review: Apr/May 2015
Interviews: 27-29 May 2015

Career Re-entry Fellowship

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 6 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 8 Dec 2014 (5pm)
Interviews: 13-15 Apr 2015

Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science

Three times a year

Preliminary applications: 19 Sep 2014
Main applications: 14 Nov 2014
Expert Review Group review: Jan 2015
Interviews: 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2015

Clinical - medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates    

Research Training Fellowship

Three times a year

Full applications: 1 Dec 2014 (5pm)
Interviews: Feb 2015

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians

Three times a year

Preliminary applications: 27 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 9 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Interviews: May-Jun 2015

Intermediate Clinical Fellowship

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 27 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 9 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Interviews: May/Jun 2015

Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Sciences

Three times a year

Preliminary applications: 19 Sep 2014
Main applications: 14 Nov 2014
Expert Review Group review: Jan 2015
Interviews: 3 Mar - 1 Apr 2015

Public health and tropical medicine for researchers in low- and middle-income countries    

Masters Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Twice a year

Full applications: 15 Aug 2014
Committee review: Nov 2014

Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 31 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 26 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Interviews: 17-19 Jun 2015

Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Twice a year

Preliminary applications: 31 Oct 2014 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 26 Jan 2015 (5pm)
Interviews: 17-19 Jun 2015

Senior Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Three times a year

Preliminary applications: 19 Sep 2014
Main applications: 14 Nov 2014
Expert Review Group review: Nov 2014
Interviews: 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2015

International fellowships    

Wellcome Trust-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Twice a year

Full applications: 7 Jul 2014 (5pm)
Interviews: 19-21 Nov 2014

Undergraduate support    

Biomedical Vacation Scholarship

Annually

Competition for 2012/13 now closed. Details of the 2013/14 competition will be announced in autumn 2013.

Other initiatives    

Wellcome Trust Four-Year PhD programmes

To be advertised again in autumn 2014

To be advertised again in autumn 2014

New PhD Programmes for Clinicians

To be advertised again in autumn 2014

To be advertised again in autumn 2014

Multi-user equipment grants

Annually

Preliminary applications: 2 Dec 2013 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 7 Apr 2014 (5pm)
Committee review: 25 Jun 2014

Biomedical resource and technology development grants

Annually

Preliminary applications: 2 Dec 2013 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 7 Apr 2014 (5pm)
Committee review: 25 Jun 2014

Global Health Trials Initiative

Annually

Outline applications: 4pm 25 Sep 2014
Full applications: tbc
Decisions: tbc

Health Systems Research Initiative

Annually

Applications: 14 Jan 2014 (4pm)
Assessment panel: Mar 2014

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises

Annually

Expressions of interest: 10 Jul 2014

Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

Twice a year

Applications: 1 Sep 2014
Committee review: Dec 2014

The Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships

Annually

Deadline: 15 Jan 2014 (17.00 GMT)

WT/NIH Four-year PhD Studentships

Annually

Applications: 3 Nov 2014
Interviews: 12-13 Jan 2015

Wellcome Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exchange Programme Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis  
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