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Funding

Our funding supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, with the aim of improving human and animal health. We offer a wide variety of funding schemes, including Investigator Awards, fellowships and Strategic Awards, and also support several major initiatives.

Our funding areas

Investigating health and disease in humans and animals.
Helping the development of innovative, early-stage projects with potential medical applications.
Supporting research, capacity building and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries.
Imaginative and experimental projects that bring biology and medicine to new audiences.
Medical history and humanities funding page
Supporting research at the interface of medicine, health-related sciences and the wider humanities.
Supporting research that explores the social and ethical aspects of health and biomedical science.

Grant enquiries

Contact the Grants Information Desk for any queries about our grant schemes and your application.

For grantholders

Information and resources for managing a grant once it has been awarded.

Flexible research careers

Find out more about how we provide flexibility in our range of research career opportunities.

    
Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Supporting UK universities to invest in strategic areas of importance across their portfolio.

How to apply

Full details of how to apply are in the individual funding areas of the site. For general information see:

Grants awarded

Listings of all Wellcome Trust grants awarded each year, in Excel and PDF formats.

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