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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 Three times a year Full applications: 27 Jul 2016
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2016
Interviews: 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Collaborative Awards Three times a year Prelim applications: 22 Aug 2016
Invited full applications: 11 Nov 2016
Interviews: Apr 2017
Seed Awards Three times a year Full applications: 20 Jun 2016
Seeds Advisory Group: Aug 2016
Fellowships    
Basic - science and veterinary graduates    
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship Twice a year Preliminary applications: 3 May 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 4 Jul 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: 9-11 Nov 2016
Sir Henry Dale Fellowships Three times a year Preliminary applications: 12 Apr 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 21 Jun 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: Oct 2016
Research Career Development Fellowship Three times a year Preliminary applications: 12 Apr 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 21 Jun 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: Oct 2016
Career Re-entry Fellowship Twice a year Preliminary applications: 3 May 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 4 Jul 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: 9-11 Nov 2016
Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science Three times a year Preliminary applications: 24 May 2016
Main applications: 27 Jul 2016
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2016
Interviews: 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Clinical - medical, dental, veterinary and clinical psychology graduates    
Research Training Fellowship   Scheme now closed.
Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians Twice a year Scheme now closed.
Intermediate Clinical Fellowship Twice a year Scheme now closed.
Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Sciences Three times a year Preliminary applications: 24 May 2016
Main applications: 27 Jul 2016
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2016
Interviews: 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Public health and tropical medicine for researchers in low- and middle-income countries    
Masters Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Three times a year Full applications: 30 Aug 2016 (5pm)
Committee review: Nov 2016
Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Twice a year Preliminary applications: 23 May 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 18 Jul 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: 22-23 Nov 2016
Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Twice a year Preliminary applications: 23 May 2016 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 18 Jul 2016 (5pm)
Interviews: 22-23 Nov 2016
Senior Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Three times a year Preliminary applications: 24 May 2016
Main applications: 27 Jul 2016
Expert Review Group review: Sep 2016
Interviews: 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Undergraduate support    
Biomedical Vacation Scholarship Annually Applications: 12 Feb 2016
Decisions: May 2016
Other initiatives    
Wellcome Trust Centres One-off call Letter of interest: 21 Sep 2015 (12.00BST)
Preliminary application: 7 Dec 2015
Full application: 14 Mar 2016
Site visit: spring/summer 2016
Interviews: Oct 2016
Wellcome Trust Four-Year PhD programmes   Preliminary applications: 8 Dec 2014 (5pm)
Full applications: 27 Apr 2015 (5pm)
Committee review: 15-16 Jul 2015
PhD Programmes for Clinicians   Preliminary application: 25 Jan 2016
Assessment of preliminary applications: 8 Mar 2016
Full application: 6 May 2016 (was 29 Apr)
Assessment of full applications: 20 Jul 2016
Multi-user equipment grants Annually Preliminary applications: 20 Nov 2015 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 29 Feb 2016 (5pm)
Committee review: 16 Jun 2016
Biomedical resource and technology development grants Annually Preliminary applications: 20 Nov 2015 (5pm)
Invited full applications: 29 Feb 2016 (5pm)
Committee review: 16 Jun 2016
Global health trials scheme Annually Outline applications: 4pm 10 Sep 2015
Full applications: Feb 2016
Decisions: Jun 2016
Health Systems Research Initiative Annually Applications: 5 Feb 2015 (4pm)
Assessment panel: date tbc
Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises Annually Expressions of interest: 20 Jul 2015
Full proposal deadline: 14 Dec 2015
International Research Scholars Programme One-off call Full application: 30 Jun 2016
Interviews: 28 Feb - 2 Mar 2017
International Research Scholars Programme One-off call Applications: 30 June 2016
Interviews: 28 February, 1 March and 2 March 2017
Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers Twice a year Applications: 4 Mar 2016
Committee review: Jun 2016
Springboard Awards Annually Next round will be announced autumn 2016
The Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships Annually Next round will open Oct 2016
WT/NIH Four-year PhD Studentships Annually Applications: 2 Nov 2015
Interviews: Jan 2016
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