Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Investigator Awards in Science

The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Investigator Awards in Science that enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.


• research expenses
o staff
o materials and consumables
o animals
o equipment
o access charges
o research management and support costs
o travel and subsistence
o overseas allowances
o fieldwork expenses
o inflation allowance
o publication costs
o clinical research costs
o international recruitment supplement
o other costs

Funding Information

Investigator Awards provide flexible funding of up to around £3 million. Awards can last up to 7 years.

Eligibility Criteria

• Applicant can apply for an Investigator Award if applicants are an independent researcher with a compelling research vision who wants to tackle the most important questions in their field.
• These awards are also open to joint applications from two researchers whose complementary expertise is essential to deliver their shared vision.

Eligible Countries: UK, Republic of Ireland, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Peru, Philippines, , Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, TWest Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

For more information, please visit

Deadline: 24 July 2018

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