Collaborative Awards in Science

Wellcome Trust

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Next deadline: Jul 16, 2020 9:00am PDT (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Aug 18, 2020 9:00am PDT (Pre proposal), Nov 10, 2020 9:00am PST (Full proposal), Nov 21, 2020 9:00am PST (Pre proposal), Feb 27, 2021 9:00am PST (Full proposal), Apr 28, 2021 9:00am PDT (Pre proposal)

Grant amount: Up to £4,000,000

Fields of work: Biotechnology Epidemiology & Public Health Humanities & Social Science Health & Medicine

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty, Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research, Biomedical

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Micronesia; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola Show all

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About this funder:



Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.

We work to improve health by funding great ideas. Our funding schemes support individuals, teams, resources, seed ideas, places and major initiatives in these areas:

  • biomedical science
  • population health
  • product development and applied research
  • humanities and social science
  • public engagement and creative industries.

Collaborative Awards in Science promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. We fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. This often involves collaborations across organisations, national borders, interdisciplinary science and partners outside of academia.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Each applicant must be essential to the proposed collaborative research and have:
    • Proven research expertise and experience in their field.
    • An academic or research post (or equivalent).
    • A salary for the duration of the award period.
  • Members of the team must have proven experience in collaborative research and consist of independent research groups.
  • Team size will depend on the proposed research, but should generally have more than two applicants, and no more than seven.
  • Applicants should usually be based at eligible organisations in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or low- or middle-income countries (apart from India or mainland China).
    • However, we can make exceptions for projects that need specific expertise or resources provided by team members based in other countries.
  • Our support includes research expenses directly related to your proposal:
    • staff
    • materials and consumables
    • animals
    • equipment
    • access charges
    • research management and support costs
    • travel and subsistence
    • overseas allowances
    • fieldwork expenses
    • inflation allowance
    • publication costs
    • clinical research costs
    • other costs