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The Wellcome Trust Early-Career Awards

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity.

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***Applications for this award are open***

Through innovative projects, beneficiaries of the award will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme. 

The Wellcome Trust recommends watching this webinar, which introduces the Trust's new funding schemes.

Where your host organisation is based:

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

Level of funding:

Salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses 

Duration of funding:

Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis

Please visit the Wellcome Trust Early-Career Awards for detailed information and deadlines.

Initial expressions of interest and questions about the application process can be directed to Dr Nick Witham on n.witham@ucl.ac.uk in the first instance.


Deadline for new applications:

15 February 2022, 17:00 GMT


Link to watch The Wellcome Trust webinar on new schemes

List of low- or middle-income countries for award eligibility purposes

The Wellcome Trust Early-Career Awards | website