Biomedical science

We support research across all biomedical science, from genetics to epidemiology, to produce knowledge that can be used to protect and improve human and animal health.

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Funding to cover the common costs of research, including staff salaries, equipment, materials and travel.

Programme grants
Provide funding for high-quality projects, in the basic and clinical sciences, which are relevant to human and animal health.

Project grants
Provide funding for high-quality projects, in the basic and clinical sciences, which are relevant to human and animal health.

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Support for researchers to develop technologies, to establish or maintain biomedical resources, or to purchase equipment for multiple users.

Biomedical resources
Provide support for researchers wishing to establish or maintain biomedical resources (including databases and collections) for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Equipment grants
For multi-user items of equipment, including equipment required to create a central resource for a number of disparate scientific programmes.

Technology development
Provides support for researchers wishing to develop technologies or to refine existing techniques.

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Personal support for researchers working in the basic and clinical sciences at all stages of their careers, including training, intermediate and senior awards.

Career Re-entry Fellowships
Provide postdoctoral scientists who have had a recent break of at least two years with the opportunity to return to high-quality research, with the potential for refresher or further training.

Flexible Travel Awards: Fellowships
Provide successful scientists with enhanced opportunities for mobility, collaboration and interdisciplinary research through.

Flexible Travel Awards: Sabbaticals
Provide successful scientists with enhanced opportunities for mobility, collaboration and interdisciplinary research through the undertaking of a sabbatical.

Intermediate Clinical Fellowships
Provide support for outstanding medical, dental or veterinary graduates to continue research interests at postdoctoral level and develop towards independence.

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Provide support for high-calibre, mid-career researchers from developing countries, to establish an independent research programme in a developing country location.

International Senior Research Fellowships
Provide support for outstanding researchers, either medically qualified or science graduates, who wish to establish a research career in an academic institution within their chosen country.

Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Provide support for postgraduate research and training relevant to health in developing countries.

Principal Research Fellowships
Provide long-term support for researchers of international standing. The most prestigious of the Trust's personal awards.

Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science
Provide an opportunity for postdoctoral scientists to become independent research scientists and to undertake research of high quality.

Research Training Fellowships for Medical, Dental and Veterinary Graduates
Provide support for medical, dental or veterinary graduates who have little or no research training, but who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine.

Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Provide support for outstanding researchers from developing countries, to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a developing country location.

Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science
Provide support for exceptional individuals who can demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research.

Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science
Provide support for clinical investigators to further develop their research potential and to establish themselves as leading investigators in clinical academic medicine.

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships
Provide support for the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers.

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Provide support for researchers from developing countries who are at an early stage in their research careers, to gain research experience and training relevant to health in developing countries.

University Awards for Research Staff
Allow universities to attract strategically important research staff.

University Awards for Research Technologists or Analysts
Allow universities to attract strategically important research technologists or analysts.

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Schemes for postgraduate training Four year PhD programme PhD programme for clinicians.

Clinical PhD Programmes
Support the most promising medically qualified clinicians who wish to undertake rigorous research training.

Four-year PhD Studentship Programmes
Provide high-quality, well-funded, postgraduate research training over a four-year period.

Joint Basic and Clinical PhD Programmes
Support the most promising basic or medically qualified clinicians who wish to undertake both rigorous basic and clinical science research training.

Wellcome Trust and NIH Four-year PhD Studentships
Provide support for collaborative PhD training between laboratories in the UK/RoI and the NIH in Bethesda.

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Helping undergraduates gain hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation, and medical students to gain experience and training in biomedical research during their elective period.

Student Elective Prizes
Enables outstanding medical students to gain experience and training in biomedical research during their elective period.

Vacation Scholarships
Provides promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research for up to eight weeks during the summer vacation.

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Support for veterinary researchers at a range of career levels, including fellowships for PhD and postdoctoral research.

Integrated Training Fellowships for Veterinarians
Provide support for veterinary graduates who wish to develop a career in veterinary research by obtaining a PhD and clinical training.

Veterinary Postdoctoral Fellowships
Provide support for veterinary graduates who wish to continue their research interests at a postdoctoral level in a UK veterinary school.

Veterinary Research Entry Fellowships
Provide support for veterinary graduates who wish to undertake research leading to a Master's degree.

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Electronic patient records and databases in research
Scheme provides support for the use of electronic databases for health research.

Interdisciplinary Training Programmes for Clinicians in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Aim to produce a cadre of clinicians with the expertise to design and conduct studies that aim to develop and evaluate novel therapies in humans.

Research capacity strengthening in Africa
Scheme aims to build a critical mass of sustainable local research capacity across Africa, through strengthening African universities and research institutions.

Value in People Awards
Help universities in the recruitment, career progression and retention of key academic and research staff.

Wellcome Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exchange Programme
Promotes international collaborations among scientists funded by the Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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