Wellcome: Early-career awards

This scheme provides funding 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.

Where your host 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.

Key dates

  •  February 2023 round closes: 21 February 2023 (17:00 GMT)
  • May 2023 round opens: 28 march 2023
  • May 2023 round closes: 18 May 2023

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