This scheme provides a funding opportunity for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they 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. 

Scheme at a glance:

Where your administering organisation is based:

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

Level of funding:

Your salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses. If eligible, you may also request additional funding for overseas allowances and overheads. 

Duration of funding:

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

Additional Information:

The deadline for new applications is 15 February 2024, however there is also a second round with a deadline of 21 May 2024.

The Wellcome website contains much more detailed information on the Eligibility and suitability criteria, what the funding covers and how to apply. Along with useful documents to aid your application. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Wellcome directly.

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