Wellcome Discovery Awards

2 February 2022

This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Scheme at a glance

Where the host organisation of the lead applicant is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)

Level of funding:

You should ask for the resources you need for your research programme – see the ‘What we offer’ section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application. 

Duration of funding:

Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis.

Deadline for new applications:: 24 March 2022, 17:00 GMT

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