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Grant Opportunities: Nominations Open for Wellcome Discovery Awards

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Deadline: 6-Dec-22

Nominations are now open for the Wellcome Discovery Awards to provide 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. You will need to justify this in your application.
  • Duration of funding: Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.

What they Offer?

  • The award includes:
    • staff
    • continuing professional development and training
    • materials and consumables
    • animals
    • equipment
    • access charges
    • overheads
    • travel and subsistence
    • overseas allowances
    • fieldwork expenses
    • inflation allowance
    • open access charges
    • clinical research costs
    • public engagement and patient involvement costs
    • contract research organisations
    • other costs

Eligibility Criteria

  • You can apply for a Wellcome Discovery Award if you are a researcher who wants to pursue bold and creative research ideas. You must aim to make a major contribution to your research field by:
    • generating significant shifts in understanding
    • developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.
  • Lead applicant
    • Whether you are applying as the sole applicant or the lead applicant for a team, you must have:
      • international standing as a research leader in your field
      • experience of leading innovative and creative research
      • a track record of managing and training others.
    • You must be based at an eligible host organisation that can sign up to the grant conditions. It must be in one of the following:
      • UK
      • Republic of Ireland
      • a low- or middle-income country (apart from India and mainland China).
    • It can be a:
      • higher education institution
      • research institute
      • non-academic healthcare organisation
      • not-for-profit organisation.
  • Coapplicants
    • Coapplicants can be at any career stage and based anywhere in the world, apart from mainland China.
    • The organisation can be a:
      • higher education institution
      • research institute
      • non-academic healthcare organisation
      • not-for-profit organisation
      • commercial organisation.

For more information, visit https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/discovery-awards#key-dates-0dcc

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