The Wellcome Trust (UK) is changing the way they are funding research. A webinar will be held on 12 April 2021 for anyone who wants to know more about their new schemes, you can sign up here

The following selection of current funding opportunities, to which researchers who are based at host organizations in low- and middle-income countries may apply, will be their final round:

Investigator Awards in Science

  • Full application deadline = 1 July 2021
  • Level of funding = flexible up to around £3 million
  • Duration of funding = flexible up to 7 years

Senior Research Fellowships

  • Full application deadline = 1 July 2021
  • Level of funding = salary and research expenses covered
  • Duration of funding = typically 5 years, but can be up to 7 years

International Training Fellowships

  • Preliminary application deadline = 7 April 2021
  • Full application deadline = 29 June 2021
  • Level of funding = usually £150,000 to £300,000
  • Duration of funding = 3 years

International Intermediate Fellowships

  • Preliminary application deadline = 7 April 2021
  • Full application deadline = 29 June 2021
  • Level of funding = usually £400,000 to £800,000
  • Duration of funding = 5 years

Collaborative Awards in Science

  • Preliminary application deadline = 16 March 2021 
  • Full application deadline = 1 July 2021
  • Level of funding = up to £4 million
  • Duration of funding = up to 5 years

Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

  • Preliminary application deadline = 16 June 2021 
  • Full application deadline = 24 August 2021
  • Level of funding = salary and research expenses covered
  • Duration of funding = up to 3 years

International Master’s Fellowships

  • Application deadline = 13 April 2021
  • Level of funding = £120,000
  • Duration of funding = 30 months (12 months taught Master’s course and 18 months research project)