UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Wellcome: updated funding approach and strategy

28 February 2018

Wellcome have released their updated Science Strategy.

Improving health through the best research maps out their intentions over the next five years under four pillars:

  • creating knowledge
  • strengthening research capacity
  • using knowledge effectively
  • promoting an environment in which research can flourish.

Professor Jim Smith (Director of Science, Wellcome Trust) has published blog posts about issues under each pillar - these can be found in Wellcome's News section.

The updated strategy follows on from Wellcome Director Jeremy Farrar's announcement of a new funding approach for Wellcome, involving Primary and Reserve Funds, that aims to protect core support for science and research against market volatility.