[ Wellcome Trust - Collaborative Awards in Science | Research funding ]
The Wellcome Trust “Collaborative Awards in Science” support Basic and clinical research in any disciplines carried out by a team of researchers, working together on the most important scientific problems to improve health for everyone.
Interdisciplinary projects across Science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations teams are encouraged.
Who can apply
- The PI must be based in UK, Ireland or a Low or Middle income country.
- Swiss-based researchers can only join a consortium if they bring essential expertise or resources.
- The consortium must have between 2-7 members. Each applicant must be essential and bring different expertise.
- Applicants must have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one and have their covered by other sources for the duration of the grant.
Funding & Duration: Max. £4 million for up to 5 years
- Covers: personnel (salary for all research staff involved; excluding the salary of applicants’ outside the UK/Low or middle income countries), materials and consumables, animals, purchase of essential equipment (incl. VAT; if equipment > CHF 100’000 25% of its cost must be covered with own funding), one personal computer or laptop per person, access to essential equipment or facilities, travel, conference and subsistence costs, field research, publications, other.
- Does NOT cover: overheads, open access article processing charges and, for researchers outside of the UK, clinical studies or trials.
Deadlines: 3 times per year
(April 2019 round)
- Preliminary application: 30 April 2019, 17:00 GMT
- Full application: 25 July 2019, 17:00 GMT
- Scientific review by the applicable committee: Cell and Developmental Biology; Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health; Genetics, Genomics and Population Research; Immune System in Health and Disease; Molecular Basis of Cell Function; Pathogen Biology and Disease Transmission; Physiology in Health and Disease; Population and Public Health.
- Shortlist decision: September 2019
- Interviews: 3-5 December 2019
For more information, please have a look at the call webpage, at the online application portal, at the list of grant holders.